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


Will shoes damage my standing desk mat?

This was put to us recently. Will shoes damage my standing desk mat? Legit question: and the real answer is – it depends. While sneakers, boots and other flat-based shoes are fine to be worn on anti-fatigue mats, shoes such as stilettos or dress shoes are not always a good choice. So: High heels are a definite no-no. Putting all the pressure of body weight onto such a small point will over time punch holes and … Continued


How to fix Anti-fatigue mats curling up on edges

Do you or your company use a lot of anti-fatigue mats? If so, chances are that somewhere along the line you have had the frustrating experience of your mats curling up or ‘bubbling’ along the edges. It’s more common than you may think.   Fact is, this problem, while very common is quite possibly the main reason hundreds of perfectly fine mats are being being chucked out each year. Before tackling the problem of trying … Continued


High end mats for hotels and restaurants, consider premium Orthodelux® anti fatigue range

A comment made by a customer about industrial looking anti-fatigue mats in a hotel setting, got me thinking. A high end hotel using anti fatigue mat that belongs on a factory floor just doesn’t work. Enter our new premium range of Orthodelux® mats and there’s your answer! Designed for use in medical and health applications—the toughest market to cater for—Orthodelux anti fatigue mats tick all boxes for any stand-up reception areas, the security person standing … Continued


Australian Standards – Hardcopy Documentation – Stairs and Walkways – Access Platforms

Don’t miss your chance to get 30% OFF selected hardcopy Standards    National Construction Code Electrical General Building General Plumbing Fire Prevention Risk and Quality       Hardcopy documentation can very useful to have around, especially when you’re working remotely or have limited access to internet. Sai global have put together a selection of frequently used Standards in their 30% OFF sale. Stock up now to keep up with industry leaders. Offer ends 11:59pm … Continued


Create Great First Impressions with Attractive Office Entrance Mats

First impressions matter a lot. If it is the entrance of your office, it matters even more because that’s where your potential business clients, partners, and of course employees walk in. This is exactly why investing in the right office mats matters. Commercial entry mats give your office the look of class which helps create a positive, lasting impression. Also, attractive mats can make your employees feel good about the place they work in. Entering … Continued


What stair nosing is right for me?

There many nosings options. The application, environment where these will be installed are only some of the many requirements one has to consider. Here, we give you a few thoughts to consider to help you choose the right nosing for your needs.


How to Survive Sitting in An Office All Day

If you aren’t doing a manual job it’s highly likely you are sat at a desk day in, day out. This sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health; however, there are little changes you can make to bring energy to your day. Here are some tips on how to survive sitting in an office all day.   Get out at lunchtime Pack your runners and go for a walk around the block. The fresh air … Continued


How anti-static mats can protect your computer

When it comes to keeping your computer safe from (ESD) an anti-static ortho mat is essential! This especially relates to organisations that rely heavily on their computers or are known to remove the casings of these computers regularly to update the hardware within. It’s at this stage, when the casing is off, that computer is at its most vulnerable. This is when it is extremely sensitive to the static electricity stored within the human body … Continued


How to care for you anti-fatigue mats

In order to preserve your workspace, you must maintain your anti-fatigue mat through regular cleaning and care. Without a well maintained anti-fatigue floor mat, it’s positive effects on your workspace will cease! You should be regularly sweeping and dry-mopping your anti-anti-fatigue mat to deal with exposure to small amounts of dirt and debris that occur on a daily basis. But if you need to clean your anti-fatigue mat more thoroughly, here are the steps you … Continued


What to Consider When Buying an Anti-Fatigue Mat

Did you know that one of the major causes of back, leg and foot pain in the workplace is the result of work that requires standing for long periods of time? This results in thousands of dollars in lost production time each year and is due to worker injury or fatigue from standing work, especially on hard surfaces. Anti-Fatigue mats are ergonomic mats that actually reduce stress and leg fatigue. Anti-fatigue mats come in a … Continued


Reduce Cleaning Costs – Install a Floor Mat

Installing a floor mat is without doubt one of the quickest and easiest ways to reduce your annual carpet cleaning costs and protect floor coverings. If you were asked the question “what is the best way to maintain your carpeted floors in a clean and healthy state?” it is likely that you believe that regular vacuuming and periodic cleaning is the key. But you may be surprised to know that the use of floor mats … Continued


Floor Mats – Frequently Asked Questions

We get numerous questions about our floor mat products, so to help save you time, we have provided answers for some of the most common questions we receive.   What is the best type of anti-slip matting to use in wet areas? We have a number of products best designed to suit a variety of wet areas.   The AquaMaster is the preferred choice for swimming pools, spas, saunas and change rooms. The unique inbuilt … Continued


Rubber Mats for Kitchens – 5 Safety Applications

Regardless of the location—whether it’s in your home or your place of work, if you cook then the kitchen is your domain. And while each and all locations have their own set of risks and hazards, no place is quite as full of them as the kitchen. An OrthoMaster Kitchen Floor Mat will provide texture and grip to help you and your staff keep surer footing when you’re moving around hot pots and pans. And the soft … Continued


Mats: More Than a Warm Welcome

Safety starts at ground level, but what’s on the floor can often be an area even the safety conscious forget to remember. By implementing matting into your safety strategy, you can bring health, safety and wellness benefits to your workplace.   Entrance and non-slip mats The very last thing you want is a staff member or visitor suffering a slip at your place of business. As we move into the winter months, we need to … Continued


3 Signs That Your Workplace Needs Anti-Slip Stair Nosing

While at first glance a worksite may appear to be safe and secure, especially if the correct safety equipment is installed and maintained according to the standards established by the state’s regulating body. While certain areas of your site are secure there is always room for improving site safety. High Visibility  Anti-Slip stair nosing for mines, marine, and heavy infrastructure has been proven to increase worker safety when traversing up or down stairs and provides … Continued


UTRED Anti Slip Stair Nosing

Injury sustained from falling from heights remains one of the biggest causes of on-site injury worldwide. While preventative measures such as guiderails, scaffolding, and harnesses help prevent injuries occurring they do not eliminate the risk completely. Understanding the risks involved in using stairways on site AMCO have perfected slip prevention products with the UTRED range of Anti-Slip steel Stair Nosing products. As industry-leaders in providing clients with new-generation floor matting and anti-slip stair nosing solutions, … Continued


Standing Desk Mats

Amco’s anti-fatigue standing desk mats are the ideal solution for transitioning to a standing desk and they integrate into your workstations seamlessly. A quality standing desk mat is made from either gel or foam. Some anti-fatigue standing desk mats are also laminated with alternating layers of gel and foam, and some of these come with an external covering to prevent the gel from oozing out. Amco have pioneered the innovation of producing a rubberised gel … Continued


Heavy Duty Entrance Mats for Schools

Did you know that you can add years of life to your floor coverings if you use a heavy duty entrance mat at your school? Amco’s heavy duty entrance mats perform better, further reducing dirt, dust, grit and moisture being tracked into the school or college by foot traffic. This reduces the need and therefore the cost of cleaning and preserves the finishing of the surrounding floor surfaces. Amco produce two varieties of heavy duty … Continued


What You Need to Know About Floor Mat Repairs

The Australian Matting Company (Amco) continually strives to implement unmatched innovations that ultimately deliver new service-driven product solutions that are effective and efficient. As an industry-leading supplier of impressive new generation anti-fatigue mats for all workplace and industrial environments, Amco recently announced their friendly and mutual acquisition of Floor Matting Repairs. Utilising the strengths of Amco, customers can now benefit from a full-range of matting repair services, products and solutions to help them maintain a … Continued


Anti Fatigue Mats for Hospitals

It’s relatively common knowledge that when you take risks, you’re inviting the possibility of injury and accidents to occur. And in medical environments, this couldn’t be closer to the truth. The reality is, avoidable risks in the workplace can and do result in accidents; and the consequences can cause quite an impact to your productivity, your employees – and this ultimately damages your bottom line. This article takes a look at anti-fatigue matting for perioperative … Continued


Australian Floor Matting Repairs Announces its Matting Repair Service Acquisition by Australian Matting Company

Lake Cargelligo, Australia – 28 July 2015 – Australian Floor Matting Repairs has announced today that it has been acquired by Australian Matting Company in a friendly and mutual agreement. Australian Matting Company is an international manufacturer and supplier of specialist anti fatigue and anti-slip matting. Australian Floor Matting Repairs is an Australian-headquartered repairer of launderable door mats and static rubber mats used in the hire industry, serving a broad customer base. Founded in 2002, … Continued


Preventing Joint and Soft Tissue Damage with Anti-Fatigue Mats

Joint and soft tissue damage is commonplace for those with arthritis – but it can strike at any time for those who don’t suffer from it as well. This signifies the importance of wearing supportive shoes or sandals in your workplace environment, in conjunction with anti-fatigue mats. And, when you’re working without shoes, this makes the potential for join and soft tissue damage even more apparent.   Anti-fatigue matting is one of the best methods … Continued


Eliminating Slips and Trips in the Workplace

Resulting in many thousands of sudden injures each and every year; slips and trips are one of the most common ways to get injured while at work. Injuries sustained in this manner often include broken or fractured limbs, dislocations, cuts, bruises and even serious head injuries. A slip generally occurs when a person loses their footing and falls down. Mostly this can be avoided by installing Gripmaster anti slip steel stair nosings and or anti-slip … Continued


5 Questions to Ask When Selecting the Ideal Door Mat

Door Mat

It’s quite common for most of us to overlook what is beneath our feet. It’s even more common to forget how important entrance door mats can be. Not only do they prevent slippages from occurring, they also collect dirt and other foreign materials, preventing them for venturing further inside, and slashing the price of your monthly cleaning costs. When it comes to cleanliness and safety, you should never overlook the importance of the entrance door … Continued


Reducing Pain and Stress with Anti-Fatigue Matting

Anti Fatique Mats

When it comes to working out what the benefits of anti-fatigue mats are, facility managers are well-aware. Whether they’re to be used in schools, offices or industrial locations, anti-fatigue mats can be used to not only prevent accidents such as slips and falls from occurring, but also for reducing stress and pain in lower limbs, this being that you are not concentrating 100% on given task, which increases the risk of safety to individuals. Nevertheless, … Continued


Preventing Falls with Restaurant Floor Mats

Restaurant safety is an important part of running a business in this industry. It might not be so obvious, but quite a large number of accidents occur due to slippery surfaces in the restaurant than you might expect. Whether it’s a worker in a commercial kitchen, or a guest dining at your restaurant, slippery floors can be detrimental and hazardous. Luckily, restaurant floor mats assist in the prevention of slipping, ensuring your workers remain safe, … Continued


Anti Slip Products for the Mining Industry

If you’re currently operating in the mining industry, you’re probably well-aware of the importance of safety equipment – and especially slip prevention. Fortunately, there’s a variety of anti-slip products available, such as: anti-fatigue mats, nosings, cleats and steel stair treads. These products are all ideal for slip prevention within industrial workplaces, in particular the mining industry. About Anti Slip Cleats Open grid steps can often become quite a safety hazard. They’re the sort of thing … Continued


Types of Safety Mats and Anti Fatigue mats in Brisbane,Sydney and Melbourne

When it comes to the anti fatigue matting safety of your Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne work area, it is up to you to ensure that you are supplying the right tools and materials. One of the things that can help to ensure the anti fatigue matting safety of employees and visitors, no matter where they are, is a safety mat. Depending on the type of workplace you have…


Why Your Retail Store in WA, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne should Install Rubber Non Slip Mats

Part of the process, when running a successful retail store in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, is to not only protect yourself and your merchandise, but also to protect your customers. Though accidents may happen, and accidents cost money, you can lower the risk of having accidents in your store by installing non slip mats made of rubber throughout your business….