Why choose Entrance Flooring?
Entrance flooring systems have a critical safety role to play. Slips, trips and falls at the same level account for 18% of reported employee injuries, equating to some 111,000 cases per year (source: Health and Safety Executive - Kinds of accident in Great Britain, 2017) causing suffering and financial loss for individuals, companies and society at large. Wet and dry soiling can both create slip hazards but by taking sensible decisions over flooring surfaces and installing effective entrance matting, the potential for slipping can be dramatically reduced.
A well designed entrance flooring system will prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked in and thereby prolong the life of interior flooring and reduce cleaning, repair and overall maintenance costs.
Health and Safety legislation and the Equality Act impose a duty of care on those who own and manage public buildings to prevent interior floor surfaces from becoming hazardous. Loose lay mats and coir are advised against.
The WELL Building Standard® also recommends the use of entrance matting as an important tool to reduce pollutants entering the building.