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Dairy processing plant gets anti-slip flooring

Supplier: Global Safe Technologies By: Tibor Bode
22 January, 2011

Saputo is the largest dairy processor and snack-cake manufacturer in Canada. It also has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Europe, North and South America.

Saputo offers a wide selection of cheeses, a complete range of dairy products, value-added by-products and dairy ingredients as well as cereal bars and fresh bakery products. 

The regular safety review of its Vancouver based dairy processing plant has highlighted potential risk of slipping and they wanted a better and more permanent option than the existing matting solution employed.

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 nominated areas and walking paths also be created inside the plant to mitigate the risk. The Safe Grip product was suggested, due to the products outstanding and sustainable slip resistive qualities and suitability to the environment.  

Management requested that both safety yellow as well as black colour be used for the strips. There were several areas nominated in the processing plant which included both anti slip strip installation over the main entrance area as well as specific walking paths on the processing floor and some stair nosing as well.

The project was completed in early 2010 and after close to a year of use of the floor, management has indicated its satisfaction with the product performance.

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 / C.O.F. 0.98), 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 www.tilesafe.ca   

In other parts of the world regarding to sustainable remedial treatments please contact our Global 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 www.globalsafe.com.au/index.php#solution .

In New Zealand please visit our Global Safety Surfaces network© partner’s website www.globalsafe.co.nz or contact Global Safe Technologies New Zealand at  06 377 7555 / 027 210 4292

In Spain please visit our Global Safety Surfaces network© partner’s website www.mge-systems.com or contact MGE Systems at  937 363 359 / 937 070 216