If you or your staff members stand for long periods of time, Anti Fatigue Mats can help to reduce the physical stress on the body, minimising the chance of getting aching legs and feet, back pain, and joint stiffness. Reducing the chances of these ailments can also help to reduce the risk of more serious medical problems such as varicose veins and lower limb disorders. These injuries are more likely to occur when staff members are required to stand on hard surfaces (e.g. concrete and hardwood floors) for prolonged periods.
Anti Fatigue Matting will reduce the risk of injury by providing a comfortable and supportive surface for staff to stand on. They can be installed in workshops, factories, and offices - wherever individuals are required to stand for longer.
At the heart of every successful industry lies a workforce whose health and well-being are valued. Ensuring worker comfort is paramount, and an effective solution for this is the use of anti fatigue mats. Not only do they offer immediate relief from hard floor surfaces, but they also increase worker productivity and reduce the risk of long-term health complications.
We have 4 variations of anti fatigue matting available, manufactured from materials that help to reduce fatigue; soft nylon, polypropylene, rubber, and foam rubber. Choose our soft nylon or polypropylene mats for light and medium-duty workspaces and our rubber mats for heavy-duty and industrial workspaces.
HOW DO ANTI FATIGUE MATS WORK?
When you or your staff are stood up for a long period, it’s natural for your joints to seize up and for you to be physically tired. When blood flow stagnates in the veins, it causes us to feel fatigued. Anti fatigue matting is designed to prevent this, providing comfort underfoot and encouraging the natural movement of the lower body by promoting blood circulation. The mats are cushioned to support the micro-movements in the leg and calf muscles, allowing you to distribute your weight evenly to reduce the strain. Not only does prolonged standing induce lower body pain, but it can also affect the lower and upper back and your overall posture. This is due to the imbalance of the body when some muscles end up working harder than others. The soft texture of our matting correctly balances the distribution between each leg, making it more comfortable to stand. These mats will ultimately result in a happier and more productive workplace.
A survey conducted by COBA Europe in 2018 illustrated the importance of anti fatigue mats in the workplace. Their ‘Standing at Work’ survey showed that people who invested in anti fatigue mats generally had better health and well-being. From the results, 68% considered the mats to have a positive effect on their well-being, and 86% found that the mats helped reduce body pain and supported those who already had serious health conditions. From these figures, we can see that anti fatigue mats have a positive effect in the workplace and helps boost the energy of all staff members.
MATERIALS USED FOR ANTI FATIGUE MATS
Rubber Anti-fatigue Mats
Rubber is durable, flexible, and resistant to many industrial chemicals. It provides excellent grip and safety even in wet and oily environments. Rubber mats are perfect for heavy-duty industrial environments due to their superior resilience and longevity.
Nylon Anti-fatigue Mats
Nylon mats are softer and more flexible compared to rubber. They are suitable for areas where workers need to stand for extended periods. Due to their cushioning effect, they help to alleviate foot discomfort and fatigue.
Polypropylene Anti-fatigue Mats
Polypropylene mats are the most economical option. They are resistant to chemicals and easy to clean, making them suitable for light to medium-duty environments.
KEY FEATURES OF QUALITY-MADE ANTI FATIGUE MATTING
In any business environment, preventing accidents is of utmost importance. Anti fatigue mats with a high coefficient of friction offer excellent slip resistance, reducing the risk of workplace accidents.
Mats with bevelled edges reduce the risk of trips and falls. They allow easy access for trolleys and carts, increasing the overall safety in the workplace.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Industrial environments can often be messy. Our mats are easy to clean and maintain, ensuring a clean and hygienic workplace that contributes to the overall well-being of employees.
In industries like healthcare and food processing, mats with antimicrobial properties help prevent the growth of bacteria, mould, and mildew. This feature contributes to maintaining a sterile work environment.
HIGH-QUALITY ANTI FATIGUE MATTING MANUFACTURERS
Our anti fatigue matting is available in several different sizes and is made of non-slip materials which prevent the chances of injury caused by falling or tripping. All our matting is durable and cushioned – an investment to support you and your staff!
Are Anti Fatigue Mats Worth It?
Absolutely! Anti-fatigue mats are an essential investment in workplace safety and employee comfort. They have been proven to reduce discomfort and strain, increase productivity, and decrease the risk of injuries related to prolonged standing.
How to Clean Anti Fatigue Matting?
Most anti-fatigue mats can be cleaned with mild soap and warm water. For tough stains or grime, use a soft brush to gently scrub the surface. Rinse thoroughly and let it air dry before reuse.
What Size Should an Anti Fatigue Mat Be?
The size of the should cover the area where a person stands most frequently. This will depend on the workspace layout and the person's range of movement whilst working. We offer a huge range of sizes on our website so you can purchase the most appropriate one.
Can I Use Anti Fatigue Matting on Carpet?
Yes, anti-fatigue mats can be used on carpet. However, they are most effective on hard surfaces where they can provide the best cushioning and support.
Where Are Anti Fatigue Mats Installed?
Anti-fatigue mats can be installed in a wide range of locations where people are required to stand for prolonged periods. Here are some common places where these mats can be used:
- Industrial settings: warehouses, assembly lines, and manufacturing plants.
- Commercial kitchens
- Retail shops
- Hospitals and clinics
- Residential properties
Contact Commercial Matting today, our team will be happy to help and assist with any enquiries. We are one of the UK's leading anti-fatigue mat manufacturers, browse all our indoor matting products here.
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