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Safe Grip provides anti-slip solution for BC Ferries

Supplier: Global Safe Technologies By: Tibor Bode
15 September, 2010

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., or BC Ferries, is known for its safety, spectacular scenery and a proud maritime history.

Since 1960 the company has grown into one of the largest, most sophisticated ferry transportation systems in the world, with 36 vessels and up to 47 ports of call.

Its safety conscientious and pro-active management has identified potential risk of slipping at one of its passenger terminal ramps in Vancouver. They contacted Tile Safe Products, to provide them with a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution for this issue. 

Tile Safe had proposed the Safe Grip Anti-Slip strips to be applied over the pedestrian walking path due to the products outstanding and sustainable slip resistive qualities and suitability to the environment. 

BC Ferries also implemented the Safe Grip in a smaller section to trial for the several thousands of cars, which are using the surface every day.
For practical purposes, the black colour was chosen. The work was completed off site and delivered to ensure that the ferries normal operation was not impacted.

The Anti-Slip strips were  installed early in 2010 and management has a very positive feedback about the effectiveness of the non slip strips.

Over the years, the Safe grip product has proven itself in hundreds of challenging situations and the independent laboratory tests have shown that it has not only achieved the highest slip resistance rating (British Pendulum Class V), but it has also retained it over an extended period of time. This means that the floor surface contribution to the risk of slipping when wet will be Very Low not only at installation time but also for the years to come.

For further information about how Tile Safe Products can assist your company with any OH&S compliant floor and other surface safety solutions in North America, please call us at (604) 582-SAFE(7233) or visit our website  

In other parts of the world regarding to sustainable remedial treatments please contact our Safety Surfaces network members;

In Australia you can contact Global Safe Technologies Australia at 1300 668 620 or +612 9609 4685 from other countries or visit our website .
In New Zealand please visit our Safety Surfaces network partner’s website or contact Global Safe Technologies New Zealand at  06 377 7555 / 027 210 4292