This blog post is based on recent observations of steel anti slip stair nosings at different workplaces that we at Australian Matting Company (AMCO) have recently visited ourselves. Rather than splitting these into different posts, we’ve decided to present them as another Q&A, with some handy hints thrown in between our characters Slip and Mat. So, the dialogue goes this way: Slip, who works at a food manufacturing plant, starts. “We did a rush job on this … Continued
A broken window may be the last thing on your mind, but if you have a property, look after property, have job in property management where windows break for whatever reason, you may want to read further on how to fix broken windows fast. Australian Matting Company (AMCO) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of anti fatigue and anti slip mats and accessories. We also market ancillary products that are safety related, though these may … Continued
Industrial environments where cutting, grinding, brazing, and welding are performed on a regular basis require floor protection from welding sparks which eat away at concrete floors and degrade the surface. Anti-Fatigue welding mats not only provide good ground coverage, but promote better health for workers as well with sore feet. These types of workplaces often require people to exert a lot of manual effort while standing for hours at a time, which leads to fatigue … Continued
Recently, I came across an interesting article from Industry Update. The title was Good manufacturing practices set the standard for food hygiene, by Laurence Marchini. Here’s the article, in part: It goes without saying that hygiene is of paramount importance in any food processing operation. The consequences of poor hygiene at any stage in the paddock to plate journey of foodstuffs can be catastrophic. But, fortunately, the global acceptance of the necessity for the highest … Continued
. About a month or so ago, we introduced you to our cartoon character, Slip. Nice guy, but could be bit clumsy, which isn’t good for a shift supervisor, who is also responsible for workplace safety. Well, we thought we might introduce his mate, Mat. A responsible and very knowledgeable person, especially when it comes to workplace safety and mats of many kinds and uses. We look at a serious topic and present this as … Continued
Talking with a colleague recently, we came to the topic of ‘food-grade’. In the food manufacturing industry, the term food grade is normally used to distinguish products which may come into direct contact with the material that is processed in the manufacture and packaging of food items. This is specially important for things like paint, machine oils and even things like ladles and stirrers. Food that comes into contact with paint used in a processing … Continued
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 … Continued
We introduced our AMCO Boat Mats not too long ago and targetted these at the avid angler. After all, the fun of fishing can be outweighed when at the end of the day, a sore back, sore knees and feet all add to unncessary pain. And, the thought that comes to mind is was it really worth it? Before you answer, “of course, it was!” let’s just remind you dear reader that this doesn’t necessarily … Continued
We take Anti-Slip Mats 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 … Continued
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 can be used as a great alternative to vinyl office chair mats. As an entrance mat, Décor Plush … Continued
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 as a replacement for bull nosings A coal preparation plant (CPP) — also called a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), coal handling plant, prep plant, tipple or … Continued
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 saved the cost and the hassle of removing the steps and re-installing new ones, or even having to rebuild staircases. Looking for Proof of the … Continued
Are the longest wearing anti-slip stair nosings the longest lasting anti-slip nosings. Note that anti-slip stair treads & Bull nosings 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 … Continued
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
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
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
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
If this has happened to your anti slip stair nosings, 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 anti slip stair nosings & bull 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 … Continued
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
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
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
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AMCO’s Orthodelux premium anti-fatigue mats are tough, long lasting mats that help relieve the stresses of standing for long periods.
One should really consider using anti fatigue mats if one’s job requires standing for long hours in one spot. The mats help reduce pain in the joints, muscles and back.
With commercial entry mats, ensure that you select the right one to create the best first impression. Office mats are as important as any other equipment.
With commercial entry mats, ensure that you select the right one to create the best first impression. Office mats are as important as any other equipment.
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 entrance 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
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.
Anti-fatigue mats like our Orthomaster® range help protect you at work by relieving stress on the feet, legs and lower back.
Open grid steps are only as good as the edges especially in wet and oily areas, U-Tred open grid step safety nosing is on a class of its own in this application.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lake Cargelligo, Australia – 28 July 2015 – Australian Floor Matting Repairs has announced today that its machinery 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, floor mats and static rubber mats used in the hire industry, serving a broad customer base. Founded … Continued
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
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
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
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