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 that kind of a guy, happy-go-lucky. In this post, we not only introduce Slip but place him in a peanut manufacturing facility.
As you may imagine, crushing peanuts (to make peanut butter) means that there’s a lot of peanut oil splashes about. So, not only do we have a wet area, but we also have a very slippery one, as well.
Here’s Slip: “I work at Perrigo Peanut Co. I look after one section of the factory as a supervisor in the peanut unload line, where peanuts are crushed. In my section, we get a lot of oil and grime buildup on a slippery Gridmesh walkway. So, the area is not a safe one to walk around in.
“After surveying the site, ‘Mat’ from AMCO suggested using a runner of multimat to provide an anti-slip surface on the mesh. Now clipped into place, the MultiMat has eliminated the slipping hazard. It has been installed for a current total of four months with no incidents reported in this time and still showing no signs of wear.
“I’m happy to say that the MultiMat is really good. It’s lasting really well and we know that when it wears out we can flip it over and start using it again as the mat is reversible. This is a big bonus for us; especially with the high cost of replacement goods these days in the peanut industry.”
Now, this has nothing to do with anti-slip mats, but talking about peanuts, did you know that:
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce (355 g) jar of peanut butter.
By law, any product labelled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
Despite the name. peanuts are actually legumes, and belong to the same plant family as beans and peas.
In the U.S. peanut and peanut butter comprise 67% of all nut consumption.
Peanuts are often touted as a good source of plant-based protein, but did you know peanuts also rival the antioxidant content of blackberries and strawberries, and are far richer in antioxidants than apples, carrots or beets?
So, much for meeting Slip, and his work with peanuts, we will introduce you to another of our characters, mentioned in this little missive, Mat in a future post. Stay tuned.
For any of your anti-slip matting requirements, please contact us.