Category Archives: Gripclad Blog

We love our Surface Mounted Corduroy Tactiles

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, […]

Why use Pultruded composites?

We have many customers in the construction industry who come to us looking for alternatives for things like their bridge or walkway structures. They are often looking for an alternative to wood, so it doesn’t rot, or something that is robust like metal, but won’t rust.

Slippery Chequer Plate Metal Steps sorted with GripClad

It is generally believed that chequer plate is a solution to prevent slips and trips. If you have ever stepped or walked on wet or oily chequer plate, however, you will immediately know that this is not the case. In fact, they are a main contributor to thousands of slip accidents, indeed chequer plated surfaces […]

West Lancashire Golf Club improve their standards with GripClad

  The West Lancashire Golf Club pride themselves on making sure they are improving standards all the time. So, when Course Manager, Stuart, started his role at the course 4 years ago he spotted some obvious improvements needed to the wooden sleeper steps around the greens, and they needed to be anti-slip.

How to Fix Slippery Wooden Steps

Wooden steps are an aesthetically pleasing addition to buildings both inside and out. However, in an instant, wood can become a dangerous slipping hazard. Particularly when smooth and/or wet. Inside, non-tactile shoes and smooth wood surfaces are a risky combination. And for external steps, rain, algae and ice can make them particularly treacherous, especially when […]

GRP Grating: Unusual for some, but always practical!

Earlier this year we fitted a walkway using our GRP Grating for Tarmac Marine, which was a first for us, given the conditions the walkways would be used in, being used on a Tarmac vessel. Tarmac Marine contacted us looking for a different solution to their ongoing walkway problems.

Cape Wrath Ferry Pontoon resurrected with GripClad’s GRP Grating

In 2006, Pontoon Works Ltd were contacted by a supply chain partner to the MOD to design, supply and install a Ferry Pontoon capable of moving vehicles, personnel and ammunition for trials off the coast of Cape Wrath. This was done, and the Pontoon serviced the military for 11 Years. However, in 2017, a storm […]

Health & Safety Hazards in Ports

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.

GRP Gratings for golf courses are grate!

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 […]