Dust mats often go unnoticed when entering a commercial building. However, they play an important part in health and safety. Whether they are placed in an entrance foyer or by a lift, heavy-duty mats are crucial in keeping the building clean and ensuring the safety of staff and visitors.
If you’re still not convinced that it’s worth investing in entrance mats, here are three main advantages of commercial dust control mats.
Prevent slips and trips
If you have marble, stone or wooden floors, these will get slippery when wet. In certain weather conditions, people can experience a higher chance of slips and falls because of wet shoes and slippery surfaces at work. Employers have a responsibility to try and reduce the risk of slips and trips which can cause serious injury – and a wet floor sign doesn’t cut it.
A commercial entrance mat can help improve health and safety, especially in wet weather because the shoes are dried on the mat. It increases slip resistance and also collects any unwanted debris which could be walked into the building from visitors’ shoes. A dust control mat ensures that the environment is as safe as possible, preventing slips, trips and falls on hard surfaces.
Reduce maintenance and cleaning
Because a dust control mat collects dust, mud, leaves and anything else which is undesirable on entering, it can make the rest of the building cleaner. Entrance mats effectively reduce the amount of building maintenance that needs to be carried out, as well as daily cleaning. Dust mats will need to be specially cleaned every so often, but this is a small sacrifice for keeping the rest of the building in good condition.
The right entrance mat can make a good impression on visitors to your business premises – you may even opt for a branded floor mat. However, its main purpose is to stop dirt and anything else which shouldn’t be entering the building. A successful dust control mat will therefore improve the appearance of the entire building, removing the potential for muddy footprints and dirty floors throughout.
Heavy Duty Aluminium Entrance Mat
If you would like to install professional entrance matting, we recommend Forbo Grid, which is extremely durable and offers long-lasting performance. These mats are also 100% recycled, which is another benefit for businesses wishing to portray themselves as green. Find out more about the versatile options of Forbo Grid mats by contacting our friendly team.