Handling airside safety underfoot
23 January 2013
To improve comfort and safety underfoot, Vynagrip slip resistant matting, manufactured in the UK by Plastic Extruders, has been extensively installed airside in the baggage handling area of George Best Belfast City
The airport has grown significantly over the last few years and currently caters for over 2.5 million passengers a year. This has led to an increased workload in the baggage handling areas where the handlers spend prolonged periods of time working on concrete. This is frequently wet from rain due to the constant passage of the baggage trollies between the carousels and aircraft.
Scientific tests prove that Vynagrip matting reduces the stress and fatigue for workers standing on hard surfaces and its deeply etched surface achieves a high rating for slip resistant performance. The matting contours over uneven surfaces while its 15mm open grid height means it straddles pools of water and efficiently dissipates any surface liquid thereby keeping workers safe, comfortable and dry.