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It is now the summer season, which means it's the perfect time to go for a dip in the pool. Whilst spending the day at a swimming pool or spa is an enjoyable experience, it is important to consider the safety around the pool, shower rooms, and changing areas.
At Commercial Matting we specialise in delivering high-quality flooring products, including pool matting. Pool mats are a particular type of non slip matting, designed to be used in wet areas that pose a risk of slipping and falling.
With kids jumping in the pool and people getting in and out, it is easy for water to accumulate on the poolside. Non slip matting ensures all staff and visitors are safe long-term, providing effective water drainage and reducing the dangers which are common on wet surfaces.
The Health and Safety Executive, in the fourth edition of Managing health and safety in swimming pools published in 2018, states ‘Every pool operator is responsible for the health and safety of employees, pool users, and other people on the premises.’ If you are a pool operator or an establishment that includes a spa or gym, you need to ensure your pool areas are safe to protect the public and to reduce any chance of legal action being taken against you in case of an accident. Under the section of Maintenance of plant and equipment, pool operators should make certain that ‘floors and stairs are kept clean, drained where necessary, and are not slippery’, thus non slip matting is essential.
Another reason illustrating the importance of pool matting is the worry of contracting viruses such as verruca warts, which are common amongst children. With any wet surface, especially in public spaces, there is always a risk of bacteria growth when the water becomes stagnant. Here at Commercial Matting, all of our pool mats have been treated with anti-microbial additives which help to protect against various types of mould, fungi, and mildew, reducing the spread of certain viruses.
When installed correctly and positioned in areas with high amounts of foot traffic, non slip matting is important for ensuring the safety of everyone.
At Commercial Matting, we offer two types of pool matting, Wet Walk Swimming Pool Matting, and Shower Room Safety Matting – both available in light blue and navy blue.
The mats are manufactured from PVC which is resistant to many substances such as soaps, shampoos, and chlorines. This makes our mats hardwearing and provides you with long-term safety. Our mats are suitable for all wet area environments including pools, shower areas, and gym environments, but the list is not limited. Due to their lightweight design, they can also be used on boats and deck areas. They have an interlocking design which makes them customisable and easy to install, simply click them into place to fit your desired area. Their curved design allows for effective drainage and guarantees a warm and comfortable surface for your feet to walk on. You will also find that our mats have a raised dotted surface to provide extra protection against slipping.
Our pool matting is designed to comply with the pool safety guidelines, providing mats that help reduce slip and trip accidents as well as reducing the spread of viral infections. All of our pool mats are 100% recyclable and can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings, providing added grip for bare feet. We have many options available, allowing you to cover both small and large areas. If you’re looking to purchase a high-quality and durable non slip mat, check out our selection on our website. If you have any queries, or require any further information, please contact us on 01772 330051.
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