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Industry-leading Anti Slip Flooring & GRP Solutions

Step on Safety was founded in 2007, taking the market by storm with a selection of specialist anti slip flooring and GRP products that have proven, technical advantage over traditional materials. For the first time, an industry saturated with dated solutions was given a choice – advanced, versatile composites that work.

We are an ISO9001-accredited supplier of composite (GRP) slip-resistant access structures and flooring, and provide a variety of industries with design, fabrication and installation solutions, including the Education, MOD, Rail and Transport, Public, Health, Motor, Stadium, Industrial, Office, and Construction sectors.

In 2009, Step on Safety received its largest commission from Transport for London. It crafted more than 800 GRP pit ladders to replace old timber units in maintenance depots throughout the London Underground's vast network.

We were once a small cog in the industry, however, over the years we've filled the boots of a market leader. Our team is based out of a large workshop in Brantham, Suffolk, and comprises of more than 70 anti slip flooring and GRP experts – every member of our staff is fully qualified and has extensive knowledge of the composites industry, some with on-site construction knowledge and others with years of fabrication experience. With a pool of professionals at our fingertips, we continue to deliver competitively priced anti slip flooring and GRP products promptly, working with all contract sizes – businesses both big and small.

One step ahead of the curve 
At Step on Safety, research into future-thinking composites is at our core. We pride ourselves on our ability to stay on top of industry developments and deliver affordable products that stand the test of time, even in heavy-footfall areas.

Our RiserDeck® Composite Flooring System is a type of access flooring for the construction industry that our experts have spent years developing. This new, innovative mesh grating is considered a market leader in the construction field.

To find out more about our anti slip flooring and GRP solutions, get in touch.

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The story begins

SOS incorporated, set up by Steve Houghton, Noel Tilbrook, and Andy Lee in Jubilee End, Manningtree, Essex with a vision to provide to a second-to-none service and high-quality product to the GRP anti slip flooring and GRP access structure market, showing the capabilities and benefits of composite materials against traditional materials.
April 2007
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Transport for London contract win

Transport for London orders 800+ GRP pit ladders for the London Underground to replace old timber units in all maintenance depots.
July 2009
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New, larger premises

Due to continued growth, SOS moves to larger premises at Station Road, Manningtree. This provided us with a bespoke workshop space and four times the storage facilities. SOS now employs 11 staff.
March 2010
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RiserDeck® Composite Flooring System

Continued growth with a focus on the construction market, presenting our newly developed RiserDeck® Composite Flooring System. Mike Warren joins as a dedicated BDM for this business category.
November 2011
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First bespoke installation team

Additional premises obtained at Units 1 & 2 Station Rd for greater storage capability and office space. Our first bespoke installation team is established to meet the demands of increasing RiserDeck® orders.
August 2012
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Introduction of railway depot access platforms

Product development continues with the introduction of structural railway depot access platforms. SOS now employs 45 staff, training and developing further bespoke installation teams to meet demand.
June 2014
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Current home in Brantham is attained

The hunt for a larger premises concludes with the purchase of our current home, just across the water in Brantham, Suffolk. The site allows us to build larger fabrication and workshop facilities and has an additional 2.5 acres of storage. Renovations on the space begin.
March 2016
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RiserDeck® regarded as a market leader

Our new home is complete and ready to be occupied. All staff are moved in during Q2. The industry widely accepts our RiserDeck® solution as the market leader in safety flooring solutions. Substantial contract wins mean the SOS team now comprises more than 70 staff.
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2018 The Growth Continues

The Contracts & Fabrication side of the business continues to enjoy increased growth, with the headcount increasing to 77 staff. Stock holding increased to meeting growing demand. 
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2020 A New Decade Begins

As we begin a new decade the company re-organises its sales teams to focus on the core markets of; Construction, Rail, Air & Marine, Utilities, and Resale. As part of the reorganisation, Kevin Webb is promoted to Operations Director, to head up the senior management team.
March 2020