Commercial Mats & the Change of Seasons
As the temperatures begin to drop and winter weather conditions are coming upon us, it is time to evaluate the walkway safety of your facility. Commercial mats, used both indoors and outdoors, can be a major aid in preventing slip and fall accidents and maintaining facilities during the winter weather months. With a chance of snow, sleet, rain, and ice on the weather forecast, your employees and guests will surely track more moisture into your facility, creating dangerous conditions. We outline the proper use of commercial mats to accommodate the change of seasons.
Take Damaged Mats Out of Service
The traction and gripping ability of commercial mats during the winter months is critical in preventing slips and falls. With added moisture and the threat of slippery flooring surfaces, the commercial mats you have in service should be reevaluated for proper walk off length in order to trap moisture due to weather conditions.
Strategically Place Indoor Entrance Mats
Indoor entrances of facilities will be the prime area for moisture build up, threatening the safety of visitors. Strategically place commercial rubber entry mats by each interior entrance of your facility. These durable mats will stay in place and will catch most of the moisture and liquids from the shoes of visitors before they enter your building.
Don’t Forget About Exterior Commercial Entry Mats
During the winter season, accidents can also take place outside your facility. Cement and concrete surfaces can often freeze over, creating hazardous conditions right outside of your building. Scraper Mats are ideal for winter weather conditions with excellent traction and durability. These mats can scrape dirt, dust, and grime off the shoes of visitors, keeping your building cleaner and safer.
Maintain Your Mats Regularly
Throughout the year, commercial mat maintenance is critical to help ensure these mats are performing to the best of their abilities. During the winter months, this concern is even greater. Laundering mats on a regular basis will help enhance their safety features, safeguarding building occupants.
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