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Anti-slip decking solution for Toyota office

Anti-slip decking solution for Toyota office

Watco UK has provided their heavy duty slip resistant GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) Decking Strips for the outdoor decking areas at the Toyota GB Plc head office.

The decking is used as a seating area at lunchtime for staff. In dry weather, the area does not generally cause any concern but the potential for slip accidents in the wet or frosty weather was important. Toyota contacted Watco looking for a long lasting anti slip decking solution.

Whilst the safety of its employees was the main concern, Toyota also wanted to ensure that the anti slip solution was easy to fix and would blend in with the natural colour of the decking. In addition, they needed a solution that could be fixed in the decking indentations. Having looked at several other solutions, it seems that most involved fixing the anti slip strips in the gaps between the boards, thus requiring extra work as the existing gaps were not wide enough.

Watco recommended and supplied heavy duty slip resistant GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) Decking Strips. The strips in ‘ stone’ colour blended in well with the timber and were supplied pre-drilled for easy fixing. Toyota were delighted with the outcome. The new anti slip decking strips provide safe fire escape routes for staff, whilst maintaining the aesthetics of the landscaped outdoor area.

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