We’ve always pushed the line that a great advantage of our U-Tred anti-slip stair nosing is the ease of installation. A recent issue (13 January, 2017) of Nickel West Kwinana from BHP Billiton attests to this benefit and is a good reminder that simple things do count even in business.
Compared to other anti-slip solutions for open grid type steps, which are common in mining, construction and agricultural industries, U-Tred is installed in seconds. The only tool required is a hammer or mallet. No need for any nuts, bolts or fasteners of any kind. No need for drilling or removal/replacement of steps.
U-Tred is a tough anti-stli stair nosing, made from galvanised steel. And, these treds are powder coated with Safety Yellow for greater visibility.
Unlike some stair nosings which are made of fibreglass, which tend to crack or worse, release hazardous splinters, which can cause bodily harm, U-Tred is steel tough.
Going back to the great rap we got from BHP Billiton, here’s the relevant text which refers to U-Tred.
As part of the recent maintenance organisational structure changes and the introduction of Continuous Improvement and ‘Just Do It” resources, one the great initiatives by Dave McDonald is the work he has done with U-Tred, a simple, no fuss means to renovate worn slippery steps in seconds. The industry standard anti-slip product requires no bolts, screws or drills to install and the benefits are not only the elimination of a safety hazard but also the provision of a substantial cost saving. Further, through Dave’s role, simple work like this is now ‘just gets done’ instead of going through the notification and planning process.
We commend the ‘just do it’ attitude of the plant engineers noted above. Work is done quickly and easily, compared to having to replace steps or entire stairs. Again, also a big saving for the user.
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