Category Archives: Gripclad Blog

A STILE OF SAFETY

A few months ago, we touched on the subject of slippery boardwalks and the perils of using chicken wire mesh as a method of slip resistance when it’s a hazard in itself. As well as boardwalks, countryside stiles also have their problems. These get slimy with a build-up of algae and moss and are extremely […]

A NOSE FOR SAFETY

Smooth or worn step/stair edges are the main reason for many severe or even fatal slip and fall accidents, however, this hazard can be very easily eliminated in minutes. Most slip accidents on steps/stairs occur through your foot slipping at the leading edge, or nose, of a step. This is especially the case when the […]

The perils of chicken wire

Chicken wire mesh is ideal for chicken enclosures and rabbit runs, but we wonder why it is still being used as a slip resistant measure when it’s a hazard in itself. Many local authorities, country parks, forestry and environment management and maintenance tend to use it because it’s cheap and quick way (they believe) to […]

Don’t let your slippery steps become an injury claim

Steps around the golf course are often a nice feature making the course both more aesthetically pleasing and more accessible. However, wooden stairs develop a slimy slippery coating outside thanks to rain, algae and moss. They can often become hazardous and increase the risk of the most common cause of major injuries… slips, trips and […]