What Are The Selection Criteria For An Anti-Fatigue Mat?
Several selection criteria are involved in investing in an anti-fatigue mat like rubber anti fatigue for the safety and comfort of your employees.
1. Safety Criteria For Anti-Fatigue Mats
To ensure the safety of your employees, general criteria apply to anti-fatigue mats:
- The mat must cover the entire post.
- It must be well fixed to the ground and not move or slip
- It has beveled edges to prevent falls and allow access to trolleys
2. The Thickness And Flexibility Of The Safety Mat
It is not necessarily more comfortable for your employees to opt for a very thick or very flexible mat: it must have a certain elasticity but allow a comfortable standing position without the worker feels slumped.
3. The Environment Where The Mat Is Positioned
In a humid environment, the mat must not be slippery: it must have non-slip properties. The mat may also have a perforated surface to allow drainage of liquids. In a dry environment, the anti-fatigue mat may have a granular surface, with ergonomic bubbles, ridged, or even made of diamond sheet.
It is also possible that the carpet’s environment must meet specific hygiene standards (kitchen, pharmaceutical industries, etc.). Our polyurethane mat is suitable for dry environments. Its air and bubble cushions give it very good cushioning.
4. The Dangers Present In The Work Environment
The dangers present in the environment where the carpet is installed must also be considered to establish whether the carpet should have antistatic properties or fire resistance. When liquid, oil, or oils can be overturned on the carpet, it should ensure its non-slip properties and resistance to chemicals. The presence of openings allowing the evacuation of fluids is also essential.
5. Circulation On The Carpet
To choose an anti-fatigue mat, it is also necessary to consider the traffic on the equipment: how many workers can walk on it? At what frequency? Does rolling stock need to be handled there? In this case, it will be necessary to ensure that the belt’s flexibility is not too great to allow the material to roll without hindrance.