Slip-resistance with fibreglass gratings
For safety’s sake. Fibre gratings are as strong as conventional steel grates and are now available with an efficient non-slip surface that gives you a really good reason to consider replacing your steel grates with fibre gratings.
They are also an optimal solution as a working platform or landing fibre grating since they are both non-slip and spring at the same time. This makes them extremely comfortable to work and stand on. The fibre gratings are very flexible and can be easily adapted to the surroundings. We provide fibre gratings either in whole sheets or cut to size.
What is fibre gratings made of?
The anti-slip surface on our fibre gratings is made of hardened stone fragments. These stone fragments are cast into the natural concave surface of the grate and provide optimum friction in areas exposed to oil, water, grease, algae, ice, leaf fall and so on. The fact that the stones are in a concave curvature means that the fuse is permanent, even if the surface is exposed to hard wear. The stone fragments therefore ensure that our fibreglass gratings are non-slip in all weather conditions and in all types of environments.
Why fibre gratings’ properties make them an ideal alternative to conventional steel grates
- Fiber gratings weigh down to one third of the weight of a steel grate
- Strength-wise, they can be compared 1:1 to a steel grate at the same height
- Fibre gratings can be cut on site without finishing of any kind
- Anti-slip fibre gratings are safe even if they are wet from water, oil or the like.
- Fibre gratings are ergonomically correct, as they ‘spring’
- Fiber gratings are chemical-resistant
- They are not electrically conductive
- The lifetime of a fiber grating is considerably longer than in a steel grate (no corrosion)
Real’s fibreglass gratings are the only ones on the market that are certified and produced in the EU.
As a working platform or landing is a fiber grating an ideal solution for several reasons
Ergonomical and 100% anti slip
Landings are often places you step up to to perform a task of short or long duration. Therefore, the flexibility of the fibre gratings is a major ergonomic advantage, while it is 100 percent anti slip. In addition, the fibre gratings can be ordered with a yellow ‘nose’ in order to optimize their visual safety. The fibreglass gratings are available with both open and closed surfaces.
Our fibre gratings have many advantages
They are characterised with, among other things, that they are extremely lightweight, which makes it easier to mount them. Even though our fibreglass gratings are extremely lightweight, it does not mean that they are fragile. On the contrary. They are highly resistant and durable.
Fibre gratings can be mounted in several different locations
The most obvious places to mount the fibre gratings are stairs, walkways, landings, ship decks, bridges, production lines, laundry halls, chemical rooms, helidecks and other places where traditionally galvanized steel grates have been used.
Fibreglass = an attractive material
Fibreglass as a material has a number of properties that make it extremely attractive. It is, for example, resistant to many chemicals, both acids and bases. In addition, the material is fire-resistant and self-extinguishing. This has also made it possible for our fibre gratings – as the only ones in the world – to have become certified. This rigorous certification makes them approved for use on ships where fire criteria are very tough. Safety-wise, the fibreglass by itself of course also contributes to preventing slip and fall accidents, as it is permanently anti-slip.