Category Archives: Gripclad Blog

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 […]

We love our new stair tread covers!

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. […]

Appreciating the role of a Greenkeeper

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 – the Greenkeeper.   Yes, we are talking about you, those early starters. We appreciate that you […]

Tis the season to be Jolly, not Folly!

Slip risks at this busy time of year – tis the season! 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 […]