Health and safety is paramount across the industrial sector - and Flowcrete UKs Get More From Floors campaign is designed to show manufacturers how floors can play a major role in supporting good working environments through the installation of a correctly specified Epoxy, Polyurethane or Methylmethacrylate (MMA) resin floor finish.
From anti-slip surfaces, through to the use of lineage and demarcation zones to signpost people safely around a site, Flowcrete floors are key to the smooth and functional running of manufacturing areas.
Now the subject is explored in detail by Flowcrete UK at the Get More From Floors online portal, available at www.flowcrete.co.uk/campaigns/get-more-from-floors Pulling together a variety of content, the Get More From Floors resource centre shares Flowcretes 30 years wide-ranging experience and flooring expertise to help manufacturers make informed decisions about their flooring requirements.
Get More From Floors - Get More Safety is the third of six subjects being explored throughout 2011 under the campaign, following on from the issues of floor durability and floor hygiene. Specific floor safety information is located at www.flowcrete.co.uk/campaigns/get-more-from-floors/get-more-safety
Alan Dean, Managing Director of Flowcrete UK, said: According to the HSE, one serious slip accident occurs every three minutes in the UK most of which occur on a floor contaminated by water, grease or other substances.
Health and safety is a major concern faced by manufacturers and, with this in mind, we have developed a number of flooring solutions to help reduce the risk of slips, trips and other accidents in the workplace - as well as improve workflow management to eliminate these problems at ground level.
Our approach includes anti-slip floor finishes with an adjustable profile to suit clients individual requirements.
Flowcretes team of flooring experts has developed the most advanced range of anti-slip solutions, with systems based on graded aggregates laid between coats, built into the resin matrix or scattered on to the surface of the floor.
The floor surface can be fine tuned to meet the balance between slip resistance and cleanability, to ensure a fit for purpose flooring system is specified, suitable for either wet or dry processing areas.
Floors can also reduce risks by being used as a platform for efficient workflow management, through the principles of 5S and lean manufacturing.
Bright signage, demarcation and instructional patterns can be incorporated at ground level to outline the different zones marking out walkways and aisles, loading back and stacking areas, and other areas exposed to potential danger.
Many of Flowcretes industrial flooring systems can be graded for positive slip-resistance - including Flowcoat SF41, Flowcoat LXP, Deckshield, Flowfresh HF and Flowcrete HF - to ensure a safe platform underfoot.
Flowcrete UKs latest innovation, FloorGraphix, allows the rapid installation of floor signage through the use of a printed graphic mesh sealed into the floor using a fast cure MMA resin. Colourful demarcation and signage can also be created through virtually all of the industrial flooring specialists systems, with a colour palette including a number of vibrant, high visibility shades to achieve maximum impact.
Flowcretes extensive product offering also includes the industry-leading Industrial Floorzone concept, unique to Flowcrete UK.
This system delivers the damp-proof membrane and high strength Isocrete floor screed, topped off with a performance resin floor finish all from a single source and installed by Flowcretes approved contractor network.
Flowcrete has vast experience within the industrial flooring industry - carrying out projects for Blue Chip clients including Bentley Motors, BAE Systems and Thorntons - backed up with best in class customer and technical support services.
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