Safety mats are used for protection to a working floor space around a machine with an armature. A mat matrix is laid on the dangerous working area and any potential pressure (e.g. an operator’s weight) will result in the controlling unit sending a stop signal to the protected machine. This will automatically stop the machine and all personnel on the floor will be evacuated from the area. The mats can also be used as an obstruction to reduce the risk of injury to workers who are operating or moving machinery in the dangerous working area.
What is a Safety Mat?
Matter safety mats are designed to protect a working space from moisture. Moisture can easily seep into the seams of a safety mat and if not removed by vacuuming the area, it will eventually cause a safety problem with the machinery or machine. Allergic reactions to dust, mold or mildew can be caused by the moisture that is allowed to build up under a mat. Matter safety mats are made of polypropylene that is resistant to abrasion, moisture and chemicals. In the case of a spill or leak, it will immediately absorb the spilled liquid, preventing it from reaching the floor, carpet or furniture below. It will then spread and settle, stopping the spread before any harm can be done.
These mats are easy to use with no heavy lifting or difficult setup. They can be installed with adhesive strips along the edges so that they can be directly used by workers or even customers. Since the use of these safety mats is confined to the working area, no tools are required for their installation, and the ease of use ensures quick application and quick removal. Because of the material and work-safe features of the mats, they are widely used as a first layer of safety when new construction or refurbishment is being done, to protect flooring that may contain chemicals or water-based paints. Finally, they are an excellent choice of flooring for businesses, schools and public areas because they can also act as a form of advertising for businesses, drawing attention to a company’s name and logo.