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Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, 2011/11/14 - GripDeck, the UKs leading manufacturer of anti slip decking, launches RetroGrip®, an anti slip insert designed to quickly turn wet and slippery grooved decking, into safe and attractive public rights of way - GripDeck.co.uk.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents claims slips and trips are the biggest cause of major incidents, accounting for 42 per cent of major injuries to employees (local authority sectors) and half of all non-fatal injuries to members of the public.• With stats like that you can understand why slippery surfaces like wet decking, are often off closed to the public, as soon as the winter months set in. But now there is a solution.
RetroGrip® inserts represent a major leap forward in anti slip decking technology. RetroGrip® inserts are manufactured in the UK from attractive aluminium inserts, filled with GripDeck’s anti slip technology – a hard wearing resin and aggregate application. Thanks to its clever v-shaped design, it will fit most grooved decking boards, to provide a hard wearing, attractive and reliable anti slip finish. RetroGrip® is designed specifically for existing decking. Quick and easy to install, RetroGrip® requires no more than a line of strong adhesive and in an areas of heavy footfall, a few screws, to hold it in place. Quick to fit, it means less disruption during installation.
RetroGrip® was designed by Mike Sant, Managing Director and Head Designer at GripDeck, after years of requests from Facilities Managers, for a low cost and attractive anti slip solution for decking, already installed and in use. Paul Fox, Marketing Manager for GripDeck said “Since launch, we have been inundated with requests for RetroGrip®. It represents a great piece of simple British design – an elegant anti slip solution - there is nothing else quite like it on the market today. Our clients love it”
RetroGrip® is being installed in schools, hotels, restaurants, holiday and theme parks – anywhere decking is in need of anti slip protection in time for the winter period.
About GripDeck UK, LLP
GripDeck (gripdeck.co.uk) manufacture a range of slip resistant products proven to eliminate or reduce slipping hazards in public access areas and work places. They provide off the shelf and bespoke anti slip solutions for stairs, footbridges, access ramps, decking, pontoons, boardwalks, vehicle steps/thresholds and many others applications.