Gradus Steps Up To The Mark At Mid Kent College

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06 August 2014

 

Mid Kent College is one of the largest further education and training providers in the South East, offering an extensive range of courses for beginners to advanced learners.

Thousands of people pass through the campus each year and, as such, the college needs to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors. TEX stair edgings from Gradus have been installed on the exterior steps leading up to the main entrance and in the car park. The heavy duty aluminium stair edgings were selected with Firestorm (bright yellow) insert, providing both slip-resistance and visual contrast.

Suitable for both exterior and interior applications, Gradus TEX profiles have performed well in accelerated wear tests. They have also been independently tested for slip-resistance by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), providing a reduced risk of slip in both wet and dry conditions.

Profiles are ideally suited to exterior use and heavily trafficked internal stairways close to entrances and access points. They have been subjected to accelerated UV weathering tests and are chemical resistance tested to ISO175, making them the ideal choice for specification in areas such as car parks, motorway footbridges, railway stations, airports, sports stadia, outdoor arenas and heavy industry.

Kevin Drynan, Director at flooring contractor HD Flooring, comments: “A significant proportion of footfall at Mid Kent College passes through the main entrance so it is important that the stairs leading up to this are as safe as possible. We chose TEX stair edgings from Gradus as they offer slip resistance in wet or dry conditions, an important consideration for external areas.”

Lynette Bowden, Product Manager for Gradus, adds: “Slips and falls on stairs are one of the main causes of injury. Gradus’ TEX stair edgings have been developed for use on stairs where slips and trips are more likely to occur for example in exterior environments subject to the elements or on interior stairs close to entrances. They are ideal for use in this type of application, helping to reduce the risk of accidents and create a safe environment on campus.”

TEX profiles feature pre-bonded inserts and can be supplied pre-drilled with visible fixings. Profiles are supplied cut to size up to a maximum length of 2.75m. For further information on the full range of floorcoverings and accessories available from Gradus, please contact 01625 428922 or visit www.gradus.com.