Non-skid adhesive tape is available in various textures, appearances and sizes. You can find reflective safety tape to make employees aware of dangers in locations with little light. Some manufacturers offer die-cut products and are ready for stair or walkway placement. Many come in various textures that provide a finished look to floors.
If you’re concerned about your liability with workers’ compensation insurance or due to a customer’s fall, you need to implement as many safety precautions as possible. Among the various steps you must take, consider using non skid safety tape in the following ways:
1. Fix rugs and mats in place with skid tape.
2. Protect fragile items from breaking with non skid safety tape.
3. Avoid liability by lining frequently wet walkways with safety walk tape.
Keep rugs stationary with non-skid tapeMany rugs and mats can easily slip and move around, raising the possibility of someone tripping and falling and you facing the liability for their injuries. Placing non-skid tape on the bottom of mats or rugs will help them to stay in one place and can keep customers or employees from tripping over the corners.
Line shelves with safety tape to protect fragile itemsWhen storing fragile items on shelves, it's a good idea to line the shelves with anti-slip adhesive so that they don't fall. Additionally, consider putting non slip tape under computers and other electronics on desks to help prevent them from tumbling off the desk when jarred.
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Prevent falls in factories with anti-slip tapeA number of industrial factories have wet floors from cleaning machines or producing foods and beverages. Consider placing safety floor tape on high traffic pathways to keep employees safe from slipping and falling on wet or slick factory floors. You can also place safety tape on slick stairs to prevent harmful tumbles.
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- For large floor areas that need coverage, consider using a non slip adhesive floor covering that goes on any floor (except vinyl) like paint and dries within 48 hours. It provides great traction for frequently wet floors and is quicker and easier to put down than the tape.