How can I make my steps / stairs safer and more slip resistant?
The most permanent solution is to fit Step-to-Safety anti-slip stair treads. These have a very good slip resistance. They can be both glued and screwed and are suitable for use inside or out. We can also supply anti-slip stick on cleats which work well indoors, although are less durable, or one of our slip resistant coatings. Coatings will most likely mean that the steps or stairs need to be kept out of use for a couple of days which can be inconvenient.
How do I secure stair treads and nosings?
They can be glued or screwed. We recommend doing both for maximum safety. The adhesive will provide approx a 11 metre bead for each 310ml tube.
Can you cut anti-slip nosings, treads and plate to size?
Yes. If you provide sizes we will cut to size and pre-drill and countersink holes for fixing. There is no charge in most instances, however if multiple cuts are required we reserve the right to charge.
How thick are the anti-slip treads and plate?
They are 4mm thick. This conforms with DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) and is not regarded as a trip hazard.
We have a machine process that causes oil and coolants to be spilt on our floors. Have you a solution that will improve safety?
For the floors there are a number of slip resistant coatings, including our FS Epoxy Coating Anti-Slip. Depending on the level of spills our standard slip resistant finishes may be sufficient or you may wish to use a larger aggregate. For the most slip resistant finish consider our FS Epoxy Coating XtraBuild with coarse bauxite aggregate. This can be more difficult to clean. It is necessary to prepare the floors adequately prior to coating. For more details see our "General Advice for Application & Maintenance of FS Floor Coatings". We can also supply Step-to-Safety anti-slip plate that can be fixed to the floor or a number of anti-slip tapes or cleats that are fine for small areas, although they shouldn't be regarded as a permanent solution.
We have a machine process that causes oil and coolants to be spilt on our platforms. Have you a solution that will improve safety?
We can supply flat plate with a sandpaper like finish which can be fixed to concrete, wood or chequer plate or thick fibreglass gratings where spills are more excessive (see our Step-to-Safety Fibreglass Gratings). We can also supply tread covers (with the same sandpaper like finish) or mesh stair treads for access to the platforms (see our Step-to-Safety Fibreglass Stair Tread Gratings within our Fibreglass Gratings page).
How can we improve the safety of our external wooden decking as it gets slippery when wet?
We supply Step-to-Safety Timbergrip Convex Surface Strips which are fitted onto the decking to provide an excellent slip resistant surface. These can also be applied to flat wooden surfaces or to concrete. We also supply Step-to-Safety Infill Antislip Strips for recessed timber decking. These are 50mm wide and fit between some decking timber.
How can we improve the safety of a wooden walkway / bridge that gets slippery when wet?
We can supply Step-to-Safety Surface Mounted Convex Anti-slip Strips for flat timber surfaces. These are 50mm or 100mm wide and conform to DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) requirements. These are screwed and/or glued to fix. Do not confuse these with the infill strips for timber decking which have 'square' edges.