External Anti-Slip Decking Sheets. Large Primary School. Kent

This large  (plastic) decking area running the full perimeter of this large primary school had only just been installed when the school found out that it was extremely slippery when wet. Even the slightest amount of moisture created a slip hazard and increased the risk of slip accidents quite dramatically.

Various anti-slip options were explored but most only offered a temporary short term solution. All coating options involved a large labour element to rotary abrade the surface before application of the coating The school therefore decided to install the Surefoot GRP anti-slip decking sheets to form a 1.20 metre walkway over 250 metres in length around the school. The sheets were fixed directly over the top of the decking with stainless steel screw fixings. Installation labour time was therefore minimal. The surface is now safe with a slip resistance value in wet conditions of over 55PTV.

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Problem

  • High risk of slips when surface was wet
  • Replacement not an option
  • Anti-slip coating options very time consuming and invasive
  • Other nonslip options had short term life expectancy

Solution

  • Slip resistance increased using anti-slip sheet material
  • Nonslip solution installed directly on to existing substrate
  • Work undertaken with minimal down time or disruption
  • Minimum ten year life expectancy for chosen solution