20 February 2015
Arco has developed a dedicated catalogue designed to provide specific advice on floor level safety and matting.
Products in the range include slip resistant matting, which can help prevent slip injuries by providing more underfoot grip on floor areas that are contaminated by water, liquids and oil. An entrance mat can also help prevent dirt and water being tracked on to floors, minimising potential slip hazards.
Standing for long periods of time on hard floor surfaces is uncomfortable and can cause physical fatigue which reduces concentration and therefore productivity. As tiredness creeps in, joints such as the ankles and knees can tense up and become locked, heightening the risk of musculoskeletal damage.
Anti-fatigue matting is a simple method that employers can introduce to help to decrease foot weariness and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The in built cushioning helps to promote regular subtle foot movement reducing stress on the soles of the feet and distributing the pressure over a greater surface. The cushioning underlay also insulates the feet from the hard surface, cold floors, vibrations, moisture and sound.