Flex-Tred aims to reduce slips and falls
Flex-Tred adhesive surfaces have been designed to prevent slips and falls from industrial equipment.
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Flex-Tred aims to reduce slips and falls

Adhesive product for equipment steps and cabs designed for anti-slip purposes.

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Flex-Tred die-cut anti-slip tapes have been designed to enhance safety around the workplace by providing a higher coefficient of friction on industrial equipment surfaces, according to Ohio-based Wooster Products, the maker of Flex-Tred.

Virtually any piece of industrial equipment that requires workers to drive, climb onto, cross over or physically interact with it can benefit from better footing on those surfaces, whether wet or dry, says Wooster Products.

Flex-Tred tape provides a solution that is available in what the company calls standard die cut sizes or in custom die cuts to suit specific requirements. “This heavy-duty safety surface is easy to install and provides durable pedestrian safety on slippery surfaces,” states Wooster Products.

Flex-Tred can bend over sharp 90-degree angles without fracturing and can be bent repeatedly without cracking or failure of the bond, says the company.

Applied Flex-Tred is resistant to motor oil, detergent, hydraulic oil and UV oil, and will tolerate steam and detergent cleaning, according to Wooster Products.

“Flex-Tred is ideal for application on gas and brake pedals, machinery deck plates, equipment steps and walkways, mowers, snow groomers, tow motors and forklifts, on platforms, scaffolds, cherry pickers, ladders and more,” states the firm. It is available in various colors and patterns, including fluorescent colors for high visibility.