Conformable Safety-Grip non slip tape for steps provides extra grip on metal treads such as durbar plate, chequer plate and diamond tread which, despite their design, can actually be slippery to walk on. Given that these metal treads are often used for fire exits, walkways, access platforms, etc., it is crucial that these surfaces are safe for foot traffic. The self adhesive anti slip tape has been used effectively on access stairs on cruise vessels and ferries, which are made from steel durbar plate. The raised surfaces, which are supposed to provide grip, actually reduce the surface area, making steps and stairs slippery.
Conformable Safety-Grip has a soft aluminium foil backing that shapes itself around metal treads, whereas a plastic-backed grip would try to revert to its original state. This has been effective installations at power plants which traditionally have lots of treaded steps and stairs, requiring grip tapes with anti-fire backing since the risk of fire is so high. One additional benefit of Conformable Safety-Grip being constructed using a foil instead of plastic base is that this gives it high flame retardancy levels. Conformable safety-grip tape has been tested and certified to CAA FAA specification 8 for use within cockpit areas, for more information please contact our technical sales team.
The upper surface is a conventional abrasive which has exceptionally high grip levels (coefficient of friction), even in wet or dirty conditions. The diamond hard mineral that Heskins uses (9 on the MOHS scale) ensures that good grip is obtained.
The Safety Grip range is available in many colours, including Transparent, on rolls as well as pre-made shapes; more sizes (widths up to 980mm) and custom cuts and shapes can be made to order in most RAL colours – contact our sales team by email or on 0151 200 9036.