What Does Non-Slip Mat Mean?
A non-slip mat is a rubber matting that is used to prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Use of non-slip mats should be limited to situations in which the cause of the slipping hazard cannot be removed by other means. Typically, these types of mats are used in areas where liquid spills on floors during the work process are common.
Safeopedia Explains Non-Slip Mat
Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of workplace accidents. Occupational health and safety professionals should be alert to potential slipping hazards and attempt to prevent possible slips, trips, and falls. However, if an incident occurs, investigations should determine the cause of the slip, and if the flooring surface cannot be improved to eliminate the risk, non-slip matting should be installed. Hazardous areas include entranceways, stairs and flooring that is in close proximity to any dangerous equipment. The presence of water, mud, grease, oil, blood or offal as well as dusts, powders or granules on floor surfaces contribute to slipping hazards and can be addressed by using non-slip mats.