Seaports and docks are working environments that provide a unique range of hazards and exposure to injury. As such, the docking industry is considered to be a particularly high-risk industry. Port and dock workers are required to work both night and day with heavy equipment and specialist machinery in all kinds of weather.
Our most popular products amongst greenkeepers are our GRP sheets and panels used for safeguarding walkways on the course, however, the implementation of GRP Gratings is also becoming a popular choice on the greens now too.
GripClad GRP (glass reinforced plastic) Composite Gratings are now being used as effective anti-slip and anti-hazard solutions in golf courses across the UK. Their many uses include providing anti-slip on bridges, buildings and other structures, but the potential for further implementation remains largely untapped by many golf clubs.
Over the years, we’ve seen an increase in enquiries about our anti-slip products from golf clubs.
And so, this year, GripClad have articles running in Ireland’s Greenside magazine, which is the official magazine of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland (GCSAI).
Here at GripClad we always strive to bring the best quality products to our customers – and so this month we’re excited to announce our new and improved GRP stair tread covers!
What are they?
GripClad® GRP ‘Retro Fit’ anti-slip stair tread covers are the most durable solution to your slippery stairs, stairwells and steps. They are made from fibreglass reinforced plastic (more commonly known as GRP or FRP), which makes them robust in all conditions.
On most golf club websites, you will see plenty of information on things like membership, the pro shop, events, the clubhouse, the club professional…but virtually very little about the team who keep the greens in tip top condition.
Yes, we are talking about you, those early starters. We appreciate that you have many job titles, from Greenkeeper, Assistant Greenkeeper, First Assistant Greenkeeper, Deputy Head Greenkeeper, Head Greenkeeper Deputy Course Manager, Course Manager and we recognise the work that you do, after all, we speak with you almost every day.
Slip risks at this busy time of year
This year GripClad has experienced an increased interest and demand for our anti-slip flooring materials in both the private and the public sectors.
Assessing risk in public places such as shopping centres can be tricky as these places tend to be busy all year round, especially during the festive season. This time of year also brings hazards with snow, sleet, rain and high footfall.
Assessing risk at railway stations involves a number of factors. But ensuring the safety of visitors, commuters and staff is one of the most important elements.
Britons make over 1 billion train journeys a year. London Waterloo, the UK’s busiest railway station, gets over 94 million visits a year. With so many people commuting to work every day or using the train to take holidays and outings, train stations need to be safe for everyone.
Anti-slip solutions for golf courses provide their members with a comfortable and safe space to play in confidence. Wooden sleeper steps are used extensively around golf courses, but they attract algae and moss, turning them into dangerous slipping hazards. Golf courses need a safety tread that is hardwearing in all weathers and specifically resistant to golfing shoes. (more…)
Slips and trips occur across all education premises. Whether you're a small local primary school, a busy secondary school, a multi-site further education college, or the campus of a higher education institution, you'll have hazards. Education premises provide a wide variety of facilities to the whole community, open to employees, pupils and members of public. School sites can be busy with large numbers of people rushing around simultaneously.
Gripclad provide Anti Slip Flat sheets for Nant y Bedd see what they had to say below.
We needed to get matters sorted out for the coming season, and one of the things on the (long) list was finding a way to make the bridges safer, particularly after a drop of rain – not that we’ve had much of that recently as my hydro returns clearly show.