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Safe Grip solves shopping centre slippery entrance issue

Supplier: Global Safe Technologies By: Tibor Bode
03 April, 2012

The external entrance area of a Central Coast shopping centre caused some safety concerns for management.

The entrance area surface became wet very frequently during a recent wet season and posed a slipping risk.

Management contacted Global Safe Technologies Australia to provide a sustainable solution for the issue. The company had previously done floor safety work at the shopping centre as well as some other centres.

A Global Safe safety representative attended the site and proposed to use Safe Grip Ultimate Anti Slip Strips.

To ensure that the strips would provide the maximum safety, the layout was designed to cater for traffic from various directions.

Due to the fact that the water could be pooling during heavy rain fall, additional channels were provided to guide the water to the drainage.

At the same time, Global Safe was also asked to rectify some missing and worn tactile tiles at an adjacent pedestrian crossing.

The work had to be carried out in a manner ensuring the surface was ready the following morning and would have no affect on the normal operations of the shopping centre. The floor safety work was carried out on a Sunday evening and night which allowed the maximum amount of time for curing and minimum inconvenience to shoppers.

The anti slip surface was then independently tested by NATA-accredited company Safe Environments. The slip resistance result was in line with the expected high Pendulum Class V classification.

The high initial slip resistance and the product's accelerated wear test result ensures that the surface slip resistance will provide a sustainable, slip resistance standard compliant surface for several years.