In an earlier post, we wrote about our Gripmaster anti slip bull nosings and their use as safety treads. We noted their use on exterior stairs and ladders, which includes open grid steps. This type of flooring/stair tread in industry is pretty common, with the other favoured type being chequer plate.
Open grid steps, also referred to as steel grating or grid mesh are particularly ideal where users find themselves walking in muddy areas or areas where slurry abounds. The open grid acts as a cleaning surface for workers’ muddy boots. For this type of application, we present another alternative: the AMCO U-tred anti slip stair nosing..
This anti slip stair nosing is Australian-designed and manufactured by AMCO. The product is also exported around the world. U-Tred installs in a matter of seconds onto open grid/mesh type steps used in the mining, petroleum, chemical, construction and agricultural industries.
U-Tred stair nosing provides a unique step definition, which features a double action anti-slip profile for open type stairways. Installation is easy. There are no nuts, bolts or fasteners of any kind required. So, your steps are instantly upgraded to proven the proven grip of this stair nosing. Plus, with its safety yellow colour, you get high visibility and safety awareness as a bonus.
U-Tred as a robust steel anti slip stair nosing product is a good replacement for bull nosings like Gripmaster
or other nosings made from fibreglass. U-treds are galvanised and powder coated (in safety yellow).
Tough to take it, U-Tred will not crack or release hazardous splinters inflicting bodily harm as can occur with some fibreglass stair nosings. It’s good to note that some anti-slip products such as steel stair nosings can quickly become ineffective after clogging up. U-tred’s unique profile helps prevent this from happening.
There’s also a significant cost savings when it comes to installing U-Tred anti slip stair nosings. Not only is material cost less than standard steel nosings, with installation a matter of simply hammering the treads on the stair tread edge, with a rubber hammer or mallet, installation time is quick. And, the savings in fixing hardware is nothing to sneeze at either.
Remember that worn and even damaged stair edges can be salvaged and fixed with U-Tred nosings. No need to replace entire steps or even entire stairs, just fix U-Tred in place. Practically no downtime is involved. That’s big savings in any language, refer to webpage for example.