We are always looking at ways to ensure that our workplace is as safe as it can be – protecting our workers, visitors, and customers from any potential incidents. Utilising your workspace by installing safety equipment and furnishings will help to protect your workers, and fitting rubber flooring has become one of the most popular ways to do so.
According to the Health & Safety Executive, 35% of injuries that occur in the workplace are due to slips and trips. It has also been reported that the water and waste industry has the highest reported injury rate, closely followed by transportation and storage – and it is no consequence that these industries demand continual movement from workers. When working in an industry that requires manual handling and other physical work, it is vital that you do the best you can to keep your workers safe and protected from injury.
With this statistics reported from HSE’s research being so high, it is no surprise that a solution to this concerning outcome has been on everyone’s mind. The experts at Fairfield Supplies take us through the main safety benefits of installing rubber matting in your workplace.
Rubber flooring can be manufactured in a range of textures including raised dimples and studs, creating a slip resistant surface perfect for physical work. These textures can be incorporated into the design of the flooring so you don’t have to compromise on style if this is important to your business.
Due to its dense structure, rubber flooring can act as a powerful sound barrier between floors of a building, containing noise within a workplace by up to 18 decibels. For a building where loud work is carried out, rubber flooring can act as an efficient sound barrier protecting the health of you and your workers. This is also a cost efficient way of adhering to noise regulations in a workplace.
Easy to Clean
Rubber flooring is nonporous – meaning it is not damaged by liquids and does not absorb fluid. This means if any spillages are made during work hours, you will be able to clean up both quickly and efficiently. Not only does this reduce the chances of your workers being injured by the most common cause of injury (slips and trips) but allows you to save money on resources.