In areas that water or other contaminants might leak onto the floor, absorbent mats are the perfect way to prevent slipping hazards. Absorbent mats are specially designed to draw harmful chemicals from the mat’s surface and store them deep in the interior.
Behind it are secondary protections (such as ventilation, extraction fans, fire hoses and spill kits), but your absorbent mat will do the lion’s share of containing the spill.
By drawing harmful substances away from the surface and into the interior, an absorbent mat reduces the potential for human contact with the contaminant. The mat will not react with the spilt chemicals, instead safely containing the spill until it is cleaned.
An example of an environment where absorbent mats prevent damage is the railroad industry – and not just the dramatic spills caused by crashes or derailments you might be imagining.
Rail companies that transport chemicals often use absorbent matting to protect the rail beds. They place the matting at critical points – usually where rail cars are expected to idle for long periods.
Without this matting, even minor spills could lead to dangerous driving conditions. Deterioration of the rails and railbed, and, of course, destruction of the environment are also potential hazards. Absorbent mats are inexpensive, easy to install and begin to save rail companies immediately.
As well as oil and grease, water and other non-dangerous liquids present slipping hazards. Anywhere that people are likely to slip – such as in aged care homes – can benefit from installing absorbent mats.
Oil and grease are not the only substances that can create a slipping hazard. In areas that people are likely to fall over (such as residential care facilities for the elderly), water can be just as much of a problem.
You can add water-absorbent mats to bathrooms, kitchens, laundries and any other areas that water might hit the floor. These mats absorb more than just water, so they’ll simultaneously protect you from other spills when necessary.
MatTek is Australia’s leading manufacturer of floor mats. We are specialists in mat technology and we provide mats for all kinds of installations from ordinary home use to large industrial plants.
Whatever kind of floor mats you require, you can count on MatTek to provide products to meet your needs. To find out more about our products, or to place an order, call 1800 892 872.
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