As it celebrates its 150-year anniversary, London Underground’s maintenance workers have even greater cause for celebration. Following a successful trial at its Cockfosters depot in North London, a protective matting for concrete floors is to be rolled out in other areas of the Tube network.
The second depot to get the innovative new product, called Dynatrack, will be London Underground’s Northfields site in the west of the capital.
The design of the new matting allows fatigue and stress related injuries from long periods of standing on concrete floor to be minimised. For staff in the depots, it will be welcome addition, helping reduce tired feet and painful soles.
It will also see fewer instances of sick leave being taken by staff, which in turn should boost productivity and reduce costs. It is a win-win for all concerned.
To ensure the product delivers in high traffic and heavy working environments, Dynatrack has been designed to be extremely hardwearing. It is also resistant to corrosive materials and oil, ensuring it is cost effective.
Other benefits include a wide mesh grid allowing debris to pass through easily, thereby ensuring there are no tripping hazards. With its Hi-Vis edging and easiness to roll up for cleaning, there are many industrial premises that could benefit from the matting.
It is also available in a number of lengths and widths and, made from 100% recycled material, has excellent green credentials. It will be a welcome addition for concrete flooring contractors looking to add value to their services.
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