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Non-Slip Safety System Superior To Safety ‘Strips’



General Industry (GIND)



Floor Problem Areas (FPA)


Customer Location:

Regional Hospital - British Columbia, Canada.


Application Date:

Various applications starting in 1994


Application Situation:

Slippery quarry tile floor.



Hospital kitchen and dish washing areas were a constant safety problem because of wet floors. Stick on safety strips were in use but had to be replaced on a regular basis. Also loose strips posed an addition problem of tripping.



Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S-Metal)



Quarry tile


Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet FPA-8.


Belzona Facts:

The Belzona system, long term, has been cheaper as it eliminated the constant replacement costs incurred by the ‘stick on’ safety pads. Contrary to original opinion, cleaning did not pose a problem for the housekeeping staff. Safety was also enhanced as loose or missing strips no longer posed the additional safety problems. This application was extended to other areas.


Photographs Description

  1. Preparation underway using a straight edge template and a saw fitted with a double half inch masonary cutting blade and vacuum. This involved a double pass to achieve the desired 1-inch prepared strip. Masking tape was applied to the edges. 
  2. Completed application.
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