Anti-slip mats, peanuts and our new character, Slip

We take safety seriously at Australian Matting Company (AMCO) and I’m sure you, dear reader, do too. However, sometimes, a little lightheartedness can tone down the humdrum of too much serious thinking. Hence, we take this opportunity to introduce our new (cartoon) character, ‘Slip’. A bit of a knockabout bloke, Slip is a hardworker, who sometimes may not always be on the ball. Not because of he is uncaring at work, but because he’s just … Continued

Versatile office and entrance mat – Décor Plush #512

Strictly speaking this mat is not new. We’ve been marketing the Décor Plush for sometime now. But, this is the first time, we’ve added this mat into our website. So, here it is, folks, for your information. We say that this mat is versatile because not only can this be used as an entrance mat but also it can be sued as a great alternative to vinyl office chair mats. As an entrance mat, Décor … Continued

How to maximise savings in Coal Prep Plants with worker safety and Non Slip Treads

A recent order from a mining company for more U-Tred anti-slip stairnosings got me thinking. Where were these U-Treds going to be used, I wondered? I checked with the customer and was not surprised to find out that they were used in a coal preparation plant. A coal preparation plant (CPP) — also called a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), coal handling plant, prep plant, tipple or wash plant is a facility that washes … Continued

U-Tred anti-slip stair nosing application explains a lot

Our U-Tred anti-slip stair nosings were designed not only with safety in mind, but also to be easy to fit and install. It was ,we thought ,the perfect solution for steel grate steps, where mud build-up made these unsafe, or where these were rusting. On the latter application, the user was saved the cost and the hassle of removing the steps and re-installing new ones, or even having to rebuild staircases. And, we are happy … Continued

When the longest wearing anti-slip stair nosings are wasted

Are the longest wearing anti-slip stair nosings the longest lasting anti-slip nosings. Note that anti-slip stair treads get very dirty and clogged up as per the picture below. This renders any anti-slip grit used in the manufacturing of no consequence, pretty much mad useless by the clogged-up dirt. Hence, however hard or long wearing, whether it be anti-slip silica carbide, aluminium oxide, carborundum or other media, in the right environment the conventional stair nosings get … Continued

Some alternatives to making stairs safer – stair nosings and more

Accidents while using stairs are no laughing matter. And, considering that these happen from an altitude above your workplace, damage and injury can certainly be cause for concern. So, what to do about reducing accidents on stairs. First of all, we need to find out if the parent step requires total changeout. A good alternative is something like FRP Grating Step Treads. These are a great option in areas where there maybe excessive corroding issues … Continued

Anti-fatigue mats in Kitchens – Some pointers

Let’s face it, not all anti-fatigue kitchen floor mats are equal. There are many types of kitchen mats, so we look at what is available for this application. First of all, an important consideration is the presence of grease, animal or cooking fats, which can cause different problems when spilled. Forget anti-fatigue mats made from natural rubber. All natural rubber mats will start to fail from day 1 if used in an environment which could be … Continued

New AMCO marine boat mats to help the avid angler

For an avid angler, there’s no greater joy than casting a line and waiting to reel in the big one. And doing this from a boat, where you can move to where the fish are biting makes this past time even better. Now, standing for long periods on a boat deck can be difficult on even the toughest of anglers. The strain on the legs and on the lower back can be too much to … Continued

What are the Advantages of Rubber Floor Mats?

Rubber floor mats are becoming more and more popular in homes and commercial settings. And, there is a good reason for it. Rubber floorings have unique benefits and are especially valuable in a place which is prone to spills, heavy usage and where there is high wear and tear. Rubber flooring is considered to be a versatile covering option that is often overlooked. Many times people believe that rubber floor matting is expensive and difficult … Continued

Why does the anti-slip come off stair nosings?

If this has happened to your stair nosing, you know the consequences. You lose the safety features of anti-slip to start with or even worse. But, how does anti-slip come off stair nosings? Here are some thoughts to consider. This could have been inflicted with a sudden strong point of impact, causing the loss of the anti-slip. How? Well, it could have been caused by a falling hammer, large falling steel objects such as mining … Continued

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