Thousands of Australians are taken to hospital every year through injuries caused by tripping & falling on stairways.
Australian standards requires all steps to be safe and edges of steps must be seen by having a safety strip with a 30% highlighted contrast. The most common method used is the installation of self adhesive grip tapes however poor adhesion leads to the tape lifting and therefore presents a tripping hazard.
Australian safety supplier & manufacturer Floorsafe International are the largest supplier of grip tapes. In order to avoid grip tapes from lifting the company has released a new product called Surface Primer. Applied by brush or roller ten minutes before applying the tape will ensure 100% adhesion to all most any type of surface. Surface primer is a clear fast drying liquid that penetrates the surface leaving it clean from contaminates. When dry a tacky film is left on the surface which allows all self adhesive tapes to achieve a strong hold.