Anti-slip and non-slip floor surfaces

Global Safe Technologies provides environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable non-slip solutions to prevent slip-fall accidents in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. The company is represented in North America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and will soon expand to several countries in Asia and Europe.

Since its founding in 1989, Global Safe Technologies has consistently developed new products and systems, and is now Australia’s leading supplier of floor safety products and services. It provides clients with superior penetrating sealers and surface enhancers and can non-slip treat 85% to 90% of floor types and floor surfaces. Part of a large international floor safety network, Global Safe Technologies products and services are available worldwide.

Issues with slippery floor surfaces

Slippery floor surfaces can lead to slip-fall injuries that severely affect the profits of a business. Losses that occur due to slippery work floors include:

Fire stairs with non-slip strips of Safe Grip ULTIMATE.
Safe Grip ULTIMATE applied as a forklift grabber attachment.
Applied as directional signage at a port authority.
The standard colour range for Safe Grip ULTIMATE.
Metal stairs anti-slip coated with Floor Tuff ULTIMATE.
A waterproofed anti-slip concrete floor.
An industrial application of Floor Tuff ULTIMATE.
Floor Tuff ULTIMATE colour range.
  • Money (excess, increasing insurance premiums, litigation, OH&S compliance)
  • Key personnel
  • Productivity
  • Time
  • Reputation

Australian workplaces had in excess of 28,000 slip-fall injuries in 2005, as per NOSI statistics. Some of these required hospital care and/or long and costly rehabilitation. With an average cost to an employer of approximately A$18,900, one workers compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall on the same level incident can have a major impact on a business.

Benefits of non-slip floor surfaces

The benefits of Global Safe Technologies anti-slip flooring include:

  • Money savings by reducing the likelihood of slip and fall accidents and litigation at workplaces
  • Assistance for managers, owners and employers to comply with relevant OH&S and other floor safety regulations, standards and acts
  • A two-year guarantee for commercial clients as well as a free floor safety risk management programme
  • Minimum or no disruption to businesses during application
  • Suitability for almost all work areas, including internal and external: offices, entrances, factory floors, stairs, walking paths, workshops, canteens, restaurants, clubs, kitchens, car parks, bathrooms and changing rooms
  • Solutions for slippery tiled, concrete, vinyl, wooden, metallic and acrylic surfaces

Slip-resistant edges and strips

Safe Grip ULTIMATE© is a unique cold fusion technology that provides slip-resistant edges and strips as well as an attractive and protective coating for foot and vehicular traffic. It can be directly applied or provided on metal plates on aluminium stair nosing. Once cured, Safe Grip ULTIMATE does not have any adverse effect on terrestrial or aquatic organisms.

Advantages of Safe Grip ULTIMATE:

  • Trowel and edger applied
  • Quick curing: 3hrs to 5hrs trafficable, and fully cured in 8hrs (at least 20°C)
  • Very high slip sustainable resistance rating of R13 / BPN 71
  • Electric current resistant, chemical resitant and fire retardant
  • Odourless with no solvents
  • Surfaces are non-slip even after oil spills
  • Suitable for light to very heavy traffic
  • Easily over-coated and repaired
  • Attractive and comes in a range of colours
  • Easy to clean
  • Independently tested for sustainability (accelerated wear test) and luminescence contrast

Safe Grip ULTIMATE© is suitable as an anti-slip protective treatment for the following industrial uses:

  • Walkways, ramps, stairs and sloping areas
  • Kitchens, cool rooms and freezers
  • Equipment and work platforms and scaffolding
  • Safety work areas
  • Factory and warehouse floors
  • Boat decks
  • Load areas of utility vehicles, trucks, vans and trailers
  • Forklift forks (limited warranty)

Environmentally friendly water-based anti-slip coating

Floor Tuff ULTIMATE© is a water-based environmentally friendly polyurethane anti-slip protective coating that provides a tough, hard-wearing and long-lasting non-slip surface. The slip resistance rating of Floor Tuff ULTIMATE has been independently tested according to AS/NZ4586:2004 Appendix A (Wet Pendulum Test) and achieved a BPN of up to 75 Class V.

Advantages of Floor Tuff ULTIMATE:

  • Single pack; no mixing required
  • Brush, roller or spray applied
  • Quick curing: tack-free 2hrs to 4hrs, solid cure (usable) 6hrs to 8hrs, full cure 24hrs to 36hrs
  • Tough, durable (abrasion resistant) and semi-flexible
  • Environmentally friendly and odourless
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Suitable for light to heavy traffic
  • Easily over-coated and repaired
  • Chemical splash resistant
  • Attractive and comes in a range of colours
  • Flexible; won’t crack or flake
  • Can be used on composite boards with a special primer

Floor Tuff ULTIMATE is suitable as non-slip protective coating for:

  • Steps, stairs, platforms, walkways, decks and ramps
  • Toilets
  • Kitchens and cool rooms
  • Equipment and work platforms and scaffolding
  • Metal corrosion and stone damage protection
  • Safety work areas
  • Factory and warehouse floors
  • Boat decks
  • Loading areas of utility vehicles, trucks, vans and trailers

Epoxy anti-slip coating

SupaPoxy© is a strongly chemical resistant, solventless and environmentally friendly epoxy anti-slip protective coating that produces tough, hard-wearing and long-lasting non-slip surfaces that are suitable for foot and vehicular traffic, including forklifts. The slip-resistance rating of SupaPoxy has been independently tested according to AS/NZ4586:2004.

Advantages of SupaPoxy:

  • Self-priming with no need for additional primers
  • 100% solids content
  • No VOCs; meets Greenstar environmental building criteria
  • Can be applied to slightly damp concrete
  • Non-taint application
  • Aesthetically pleasing and comes in a range of colours
  • Suitable for food preparation areas
  • Anti-slip grit can be added to achieve any required anti-slip rating
  • Meets IEQ 13 GBCA
  • Fast curing: takes 3hrs to 4hrs for each layer at 20°C

SupaPoxy is suitable as non-slip protective coating for:

  • Industrial, commercial and residential floors and walls
  • Heavy duty industrial traffic
  • Car parks
  • Plant rooms
  • Warehousing facilities
  • Garbage and refuse areas
  • Chemical production areas
  • Factory floors
  • Wash and change rooms
  • Port and marine facilities

SupaPoxy is mainly used on concrete surfaces, but is also suitable for steel, timber, wood, CFC sheeting, vinyl and previously coated surfaces.