Golf is increasingly becoming a year-round sport, subsequently this means the club’s maintenance tasks will increase and the quieter period when maintenance is usually scheduled will decrease.
Whether it is a car park in an airport, hospital, supermarket, train station or a shopping centre, these public areas receive a size-able footfall and revenue.
We’ve recently helped Red Funnel Ferries with a gangway refurbishment with our anti-slip panels, in quick time!
By now we hope you know that GripClad specialises in all things produced from GRP composites, and this covers anti-slip solutions and safety access. It is the latter we want to bring to your attention – our GRP Gratings are often used as an application in the construction industry, predominately for service riser voids.
Service risers are often used to provide a safe working environment during construction.
For a lot of industries, the school Summer holidays are a time for maintenance as lots of staff take leave.
There are usually fewer people about which enables maintenance staff or contractors to get on with well needed maintenance jobs. And, of course, this is most true for schools, colleges, and universities – when ‘school’s out for Summer!’.
Recently Faversham Golf Club‘s Course manager found that the steps around the course looked like they were in need of a bit of ‘TLC’ and they were becoming slippery.
The myth about Decking ridges
In decking construction there is one question that is sure to ignite passionate argument: Should decking ridges face up or down?
There are debates that just won’t end.
Decking timber usually has ridges that run along the length of the board. Also called “grooves” or “reeds”. These ridges on the board may face up to provide functionality and aesthetics. Or they may be installed facing down, the orientation recommended by manufacturers as the correct way to install them.
Most commercial and industrial flooring access is time-consuming to put together, whether it is straight to the subfloor or a raised elevated structural floor project, either way, it’s usually quite labour intensive.
In the commercial and industrial sectors, specifiers and developers are still using traditional flooring material such as metal, wood or concrete, but it’s heavy, and the cost of transporting and lifting these materials are high.
It also has to be cut in-situ, trimmed, drilled, screwed, bolted, riveted for applications such as for mezzanine floors, gantries, platforms, walkways, and pedestrian bridge decks – not to mention the sweat and effort through the hard work of fitting and installing.
Oscar Wilde said the conversation about it was the last refuge of the unimaginative, while Bill Bryson noted that it’s most striking characteristic is that there isn’t much of it. The weather – and the British obsession with talking about it – has been puzzling outsiders for decades.
Rainy weather means slippery surfaces, but this doesn’t just come with the month of April, it could be each and every month these days in the UK, but the question is, how seriously do we take the potential of slip accidents?
The purpose of a corduroy surface is to warn visually impaired people of the presence of specific hazards such as; steps, level crossings or the approach to on-street light rapid transit (LRT) platforms.
It is also used where a footway joins a shared route. It conveys the message of ‘hazard, proceed with caution’.
At GripClad, we understand what a company might need to maintain compliance with the Equality Act 2010. We have worked with a number of companies ensuring that their premises are both safe and compliant, and these Surface Mounted Corduroy Tactiles help us to help you do just that!