FAQs

What are Swarf Mats?

Swarf Mats are 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, most of 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 standing area for an...


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...