NO MORE SLIP ACCIDENTS AT THIS SCHOOL
The risk of slipping has been greatly reduced at the Gateway Academy, a secondary school in Grays, Essex. Because of the high footfall and impact applied to the stairwells and walkway areas it became clear that a permanent slip resistant solution was needed. The answer was our anti-slip stair tread covers and flat sheeting simply overlaid on to the existing surfaces. Simple installation and minimal downtime, little or no disruption. making all the pedestrian areas a safe walking environment for all.
How We Helped
- A FREE complimentary Site Visit by our surveyor was undertaken
- Anti-Slip Stair Treads were all made-to-measure covers
- Product included high visibility contrast edging to avoid mis-stepping
- Guaranteed slip resistant to heavy foot traffic
- Extensive service life with virtually no maintenance needed
- Giving Peace of Mind with this safety enhancement
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The Gateway Academy part of the Ormiston Trust
What did this school need ?
The existing walkways and chequer plated steps were deemed to be unsafe for the foot traffic in these premises. Lots of people means a higher risk of slip incidences. Wet chequer plate contributes to slip accidents and so "Cladding" a superior overlay product from Gripclad offered a long term risk free solution. For the visually impaired pedestrian all step edges and nosing edges have contrasting colour edge to define the step edge.
In this case the facilities manager wanted high wear resistant solution instead of a short term coating method, and that it must provide good level of slip resistance. Gripclad GRP Anti-Slip Stair Tread covers and Anti-Slip flat sheeting were the obvious choice because they were easy to install over existing stairs, steps and walkways. A retro fit product that offers long term peace of mind and virtually maintenance free was the real answer.
Four S Pendulum Value Potential for Slip
Above 65 Extremely Low
35 to 65 Low
25 to 65 Moderate
25 and Below High
Our product is tested with a recorded value of 65 or above for dry conditions. Even when wet conditions were introduced the products still performed to a very high standard.
It is highly resistance to wear and tear, high impact and is aesthetically pleasing. The perfect and practical solution in educational premises.
The Gateway Academy School
Making Safe all Stairs and Walkways
Gripclad's GRP Pre-formed Anti-slip overlay stair tread covers were easy to install, together with anti-slip sheeting to chequer plated walkways. A straightforward cost effective solution for the long term at these type of premises that see very high footfall traffic.
Derek Whitby - Hackwood Contractors