Can you believe that Spring is very, nearly upon us! Officially, the very first day of Spring is just a week away, on March 20th. 

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be counting down to lighter mornings and evenings, and of course the promise of more sunshine. However, in the UK we’re well accustomed to the fact that with Spring, comes the dreaded April Showers. 
 
Today we’re focusing on the dangers this wet weather can present for those working outside. Here at Step On Safety, we specialise in providing anti-slip solutions for both commercial and domestic use.

Working outside in rainy conditions ups the risk for slips, trips, and falls. Not only can heavy rainfall make surfaces slippery underfoot, but low-visibility which can also be present in heavy rainfall can make the leading edge of stairs or steps hard to see, increasing trips. According to the HSE "Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents, for example falls from height. Slips and trips are also the most reported injury to members of the public."

Let’s take a look at how our anti-slip products could improve your workplace!
 
Anti-slip GRP Ladder Rung Covers
 
No matter what your occupation is – if you’re using a ladder to clean windows, on a building construction site, or to tile a roof – our anti-slip ladder rung covers are essential. Not only do they add a safer grip underfoot, but they also increase the surface area underfoot, making each step a great deal safer. Their bright colouring also makes them easy to spot in low-visibility conditions which can be presented by heavy rainfall.
These can easily be installed on any existing ladder, and are an incredibly affordable solution. Find out more here.
 
GRP Access Ladders
 
Looking for something a little more permanent? Our GRP Access Ladders can be installed in place of any existing timber or metal ladders. They benefit from the same anti-slip surface underfoot and are incredibly durable – even in the most treacherous conditions.  Discover more here.
 
GRP Stairs and Access Platforms
 
Require regular access to the roof of your building, or maybe access to important access points including control panels or meter readings? Our GRP access platforms are a safe option, allowing you anti-slip access to anywhere you require. Built to your bespoke requirements, our stair and access platforms are manufactured from our quality GRP. Discover how these are beneficial here.
 
If you want to learn more about our GRP safety solutions or discuss a bespoke project, please get in touch with our team sales@steponsafety.co.uk.