QUANTICK SAFETY SYSTEMS LTD
Suppliers of: Anti-slip Stair Nosings, Anti Slip Coating, Anti-Slip Treads, Stair Nosing, safety treads, Access Ramps, Anti-slip Decking, Ant-Slip Tapes, Anti-Slip Matting, Line Marking Tapes, Anti-Slip Flooring, Tactile Paving
Proven Safety Solutions for the Leisure, Commercial, industrial and residential sectors. Designed with safety in mind. At Quantick, we manufacture and supply a variety of safety flooring solutions to a variety of commercial and residential clients. We recognise that owners of a leisure space, warehouse or commercial premises, have an obligation to keep staff and visitors safe and to comply with the latest safety standards and current legislation. Our range of anti-slip and access solutions are just one of the features that can help you adhere to the guidelines and requirements. Please see below for our dedicated websites.
Multitread Stair Nosing and Inserts: - Non Slip Stair Treads, Nosings, and Inserts for any environment
Quantick have been helping our customers with their anti-slip requirements since 1999. Our multitread brand combines our Heavy Duty Carborundum filled stair insert and nosing range with our range of GRP products and those designed for internal use. Making multitread a one stop shop for specifiers, architects, and contractors alike when it comes to meeting their requirements for Non Slip Internal or External Stair inserts, Nosing’s, or Treads.
Heavy Duty Aluminium Nosing and Treads
Designed and manufactured by us in the UK, Our range of heavy duty Carborundum filled aluminium anti-slip stair nosing and tread covers are suitable for high foot traffic areas and external applications.
Carborundum Anti-Slip Stair Tread Inserts
Our range of Carborundum delineation strips are ideal for high traffic areas such as shopping centres, car parks, and railway stations. Ideal for use in precast concrete and a variety of other substrates. Simply rebate into your flooring material for anti-slip step edge and riser delineation without the need for a full aluminium stair nosing.
Carborundum Insert Discs
Suitable for a host of different environments our Carborundum Stair Insert Discs offer step edge delineation and anti-slip without the need for a full stair nosing, offering a cost effective and subtle alternative to our heavy duty nosing range.
Markasafety – Warehouse and facilities safety products
Our Markasafety brand combines our range of anti-slip tapes, warehouse floor marking tapes, Safety Signs, and hazard marking tapes in one easy online store. Helping you keep your employees and visitors safe and ensure full compliance with safety standards.
As specialists in anti-slip surfaces, we stock a selection of anti-slip tapes for several applications. The products that we offer are used in a variety of environments including the most demanding, high traffic areas.
Our warehouse marking system range, will help keep your employees safe, and help you implement a lean 5S management system in your facility.
We are a leading provider of Safety Signage Solutions for warehouses and distribution centres, offering durable and cost effective systems to in order to ensure safe and effective operations within your facility.
The Matting Shop - Commercial Matting Specialists
The Matting Shop is our brand dedicated to walkway, safety, and protection matting for all environments. The Matting Shop provides a simple online store that provides a range of Entrance Matting, Roof walkway Matting, Workplace matting and Barefoot Matting. Most of our matting can be dispatched the next working day. We also offer a free cut to size service.
Our Range of PVC entrance matting is easily installed and tailored to suit your business. Sitting at the threshold of your commercial property, these solutions help you to elevate the aesthetics of your workplace while also ensuring employees, visitors and customers step inside confidently. Easy to cut to fit on site with no templating needed.
Our range of workplace matting helps reduce slip hazards and improve stability in and around your property. Designed for professional use, each one has an impressive versatility and has been rigorously tested.
Roof Walkway Matting
Designed to withstand high wind speeds and provide effective anti-slip walkways on roof tops. These specialist products are carefully designed to reduce the risk of slips and create a safer roof top environment.
Barefoot and Pool Matting
Designed specifically for use in moisture-rich environments, discover our Barefoot and pool matting range. These lightweight and secure anti-slip mats are designed to elevate health and safety in your business.
Further technical information is available to download through the BPi Download Library or directly from the manufacturer’s own website.
Preventing Slips and Trips in Your Commercial Kitchen
Kitchens are high-risk areas where slips, trips and falls are commonplace. Bustling with people and full of hot items, it’s no surprise that accidents in these settings can be rife. This is why it pays to have a good understanding of these environments and the ways that you, as an employer, can reduce them. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to consider.
Why Are Slips Common in Kitchens?
If you consider the working set-up in a kitchen, it’s easy to identify why slipping is so common in kitchens. The risk of contaminations on floor surfaces is high due to oils, fats and other food-based residues. Equally, there is a high moisture count in kitchens. You use water to wash dishes, wipe down surfaces and prepare meals. Splashes and spills are unavoidable - especially in particularly busy kitchens.
To combat this, many catering environments have rigorous cleaning schedules in place. Happening all throughout the day, they are designed to reduce hazards but can also increase a separate risk. Mopping and using chemicals on the floors also raise the risk of slipping, creating an unsteady floor that is particularly dangerous.
What Are the Individual Hazards?
To manage risk in your working environment, it is important to undertake a risk assessment. This is a structured review of your premises that analyses the risk level of slipping, tripping and other accidents. It will help you to better understand where the chance of accidents is the highest and what measures you can put in place to reduce or eliminate these. As each risk assessment is carried out in a unique environment, so too are the results unique. However, there are common hazards in commercial kitchens to be aware of:
Slipping because of spills, splashes and soils.
Slipping because of the use of cleaning chemicals.
Tripping due to uneven flooring (badly fitted mats or flooring options).
Collision due to fast-moving employees.
Non-slip resistant shoes.
Slipping due to food dropped on the floor.
Tripping on uneven or multiple-level floors.
What Does the Law Say?
Information about safety at work can be found laid out in the Health and Safety at Work act 1974. In this regulation, it sets out the responsibility of the employer to take reasonable action to minimise the risk to health and safety for their employees, visitors and the public. To do this, the employer must identify these risks and put in measures to reduce them - such as changing the housekeeping set up or having new flooring installed. The same goes for commercial kitchens. It is your responsibility to make sure that all workers, from the catering team through to the hospitality team, are provided with a safe, secure working environment.
Alongside this, the Workplace Regulations 1992 (Health, Safety and Welfare) highlights the importance of ensuring that floors are maintained and free from obstacles.
How to Manage Slips and Trips
So, how do you manage the risk of slips and trips in a commercial kitchen?
Perform a Risk Assessment
As we mentioned above, a risk assessment gives a clearer picture of the hazards and risks in a working environment. It is both an essential and a legal requirement. There is no specific structure that this should take. All you need to do is make sure that the information you gather is recorded and filed safely for future use.
Many hazards in commercial kitchens are due to poor housekeeping. Make sure that pots and pans are tidied away promptly and surfaces are kept clear. Have a cleaning routine that allows for spills and splashes to be addressed immediately. Make sure there are dedicated spaces to store waste or rubbish, preventing it from becoming a tripping hazard.
Check the Flooring
Make sure that the floor in your commercial kitchen is properly maintained. Any loose mats or wires should be secured down and covered. Avoid multiple levels, if possible, and try to use anti-slip solutions as much as possible.
Plan in Advance
Put a maintenance programme into action as soon as possible. Preparing is the best way to reduce the risk of injury in the long run. Have a good understanding of how long you expect the flooring to last and how your business may change over the years.
Things to Remember
Your risk assessment will help to identify the main issues you need to address in your workplace. However, remember that:
The majority of slipping-related injuries in these environments are caused by wet floors.
A significant proportion of them is caused by bad housekeeping.
Simple changes can significantly reduce the risk.
Kitchens are fast-paced environments and, this in itself presents a unique hazard.
Staff turnover in these environments is high - appropriate and thorough training is a preventative measure.
How Quantick Safety Systems Can Help
We have been manufacturing, supplying and providing advice on anti-slip solutions for commercial businesses for over 20 years. During this time, we have worked with companies in numerous environments and including those in the catering industry. Many of our products are designed for these environments, with anti-slip coverings that are also water and weather-resistant. They interject themselves into everyday working life - subtly working to provide a more stable flooring that reduces the chance of slipping.
Our anti-slip tape, for example, can be used to identify different working stations. Not only will this reduce cross-contamination of food, but it will also visually remind people to work and maintain their own settings. Floor coverings can be used if your existing flooring is worn, poor-quality or beyond repair. They are also ideal when setting up temporary or semi-permanent catering environments, allowing you to continue maintaining safety. These surfaces reduce the risk of slipping, even when covered in substances like oil and grease. They are ideally suited to high-traffic settings and can be manufactured to suit your dimensions.
Many of our products can be browsed and purchased on our website. However, if you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of our team, please do get in contact with us here today.
Crossgrip PVC safe roof walkway
A large Tesco supermarket needed a rooftop solution that would provide safe passageways for maintenance workers to carry out essential tasks.
Like many other supermarkets of its size, the Tesco in Pitsea, Essex has a rooftop that’s covered in cables, pipes, slippery surfaces and surface units. With a steady stream of staff needing regular access to the roof, the building owners knew they needed to find an easy and safe way for maintenance engineers to access the roof without damaging the membrane.
✔️ Loose laid, easy to install and have minimum maintenance over its life cycle
✔️ Remains stable in high winds and withstand extreme weather conditions
✔️ Quickly drains and dissipates liquids and debris
✔️ Resistant to bacterial growth and impermeable in all weathers.
✔️ Protects the roof membrane from damage
Creating safe walkways amongst the mass of cables and pipes was key, so the solution needed to be easy to install on a crowded roof, plus ensure extra traction underfoot. The answer was Crossgrip PVC, our specialised rooftop matting that’s designed to be loose laid with no fixing required. Made from flexible PVC, it contours over uneven surfaces, including membrane seams, ramps and changes in levels, and is easy to cut to fit around obstacles.
Crossgrip’s durable, two-layer construction protects the roof membrane, while the diamond-cut pattern and cross-directional top ribs ensures a firm under foot grip. The matting remains stable in winds up to 60mph (96km/h).
Yellow Crossgrip PVC
Our highly specialised walkway matting for flat roofs, gantries and high level walkways, Crossgrip PVC is certified slip resistant and able to withstand all types of weather.
Available in a variety of standard roll widths
Wind resistant, remains positioned in wind speeds of up to 94mph (150 km/h)
Can be Purchased by the metre for the perfect amount for your need
Easy to install, simply cut on site; contours to uneven surfaces
UV resistant with a 5 year warranty