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The Best Door Mats for Winter

As we move away from the warmth of summer towards the approaching winter, you may have started to notice some familiar changes. The days are getting shorter, there’s frost on the car windscreen and the trees have shed most of their leaves. What you may also have noticed is the water and dirt trailing through the entrances as people come and go from your home or workplace. It can be a real chore to try and keep on top of this mess, but when using the right door mats, you can trap most of the dirt and water at the door keeping your home or workplace clean and safe. Top Tip: To maximise the protection from the outside elements, we...


What are Swarf Mats?

Swarf Mats are a type of industrial floor matting designed to capture debris from machining and production processes whilst providing a safe and comfortable working area for the user. There are a large number of different matting products available on the market which can be used for many different purposes or in different environments. Swarf Mats, on the other hand, exist for a very specific reason. Swarf is the debris that is produced from a machining or finishing process. In a workshop, for example, lathes will spin metal into the correct shape producing lots of tiny flakes of metal that are flung in several directions including the floor. The purpose of the Swarf Mat is to create a safe, comfortable...


New High-Density Foam Anti-Fatigue Mats

A​ ​new​ ​generation​ ​of​ ​anti-fatigue​ ​mats​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​safety​ ​in​ ​the​ ​workplace,​ ​that​ ​are​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​handle and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​cut​ ​to​ ​size​ ​are​ ​now​ ​available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​UK​ ​from​ ​distributor​ ​First​ ​Mats​ ​Ltd.​ The​ P​innacleMat represents​ ​a​ ​step​ ​forward​ ​in​ ​industrial​ ​health​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​at​ ​an​ ​affordable​ ​price. PinnacleMat is a new innovation in anti-fatigue matting, which has been designed specifically for underfoot safety and comfort in locations prone to oil, water or chemical spillage, but can also be used in dry environments. The first of its type and a finalist in Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Awards, it is a high density foam anti-fatigue mat with a unique flame-retardant outer layer. This outer layer is manufactured from a ground-breaking...


Are Anti-Fatigue Mats Required by Law?

There are many reasons to use anti-fatigue mats in your workplace. They reduce the fatigue effects from standing in one place for too long whilst reducing the slip risks, they can capture swarf from machines and prevent dirt from entering a clean area. The benefits are undeniable, but are anti-fatigue mats required by law? If logic is what ensures that employees have adequate chairs to sit on then it should also be enough to convince employers to provide anti-fatigue mats. Currently, in England and Wales, there is no legal obligation for employers to provide anti-fatigue mats to their employees. It’s also worth remembering, however, that there is also no law preventing employers from supplying workers with upturned cardboard boxes instead...