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VOL XXIX, NO 114

Belzona® Improves Safety At Shopping Center

 
 

Industry:

Local Authorities & Municipalities (LOMU)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Council Owned Shopping Center, UK

 
 

Application Date:

February 2011

 
 

Application Situation:

The main entrance to the shopping center had become a slip hazard. The council had previously tried to put a mat down to reduce the hazard, however, this only lead to more accidents.

 
 

Problem:

Belzona was asked to come up with a slip resistant solution that did not incorporate too much coarse aggregate as they feared children may cut themselves if they were to fall over.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 4111 (Magma-Quartz)

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade)

Belzona 9231 (Surefoot Aggregate)

 

Substrate:

Quarry tiles

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet FPA-8. After repairing broken tiles with Belzona 4111, Belzona 5811 was applied thinly as a two coat system before Belzona 9231 was sprinkled onto the surface to give the desired level of grip.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The application was completed in 2 stages to allow the shopping center to continue to trade with minimum disruption. It was also carried out through the cold winter period. The system was revisited in February 2015 and it is still exhibiting excellent slip resistance. Thousands of people have been walking over it and the council has not had one slip, trip or fall reported in four years!

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Hazardous area at the entrance to the shopping center
  2. Slip reduction system introduced in 2011
  3. System still in place in 2015
 
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com