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Safe healthcare... on the roof

Published 13th December, 2011 by Neil Nixon

Safe healthcare... on the roof

Crossgrip walkway matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders Ltd, has recently been specified and installed by Burren & Whitaker Construction Ltd over some flat rooftops of Epsom Hospital in Surrey.

Crossgrip is designed as a very safe and easily loose laid solution for rooftops, gantries and high level walkways. It provides a slip resistant surface and protects the roof membrane. Due to its flexible construction, the matting will contour over uneven surfaces and imperfections and provide a permanent and safe walkway for service staff and wheeled equipment.

Because the matting is raised 14mm by its underbar construction, it will maintain an efficient and drier path over puddles and ponding. It is maintenance free and will resist the harshest of conditions, including winds of up to 150km/h. An important benefit is its PVC composition which will resist bacterial growth and is impervious to temperature extremes including frost, ice and snow, making it ideal for use on the most exposed areas and in the most extreme environments.

Crossgrip is supplied in 10m rolls and standard widths of 60, 91 and 122cm. It is available in black and light grey as well as other colours and can be supplied with a high visibility yellow edging for increased visual safety.

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