Simply Fresh Foods, a vegetable processing company who prepare and pack vegetables for retail use, has called upon the know how of Peterborough-based National Flooring to head off any potential floor related health and safety issues at its Manchester premises.
With slipping related incidents becoming a major concern for industries nationwide as a result of tough health and safety legislation, Simply Fresh Foods decided it was time to tear up its existing polyurethane floor and install a solution that would keep them ahead of the game.
The company decided it wanted a brand new floor finish with enhanced anti-slip properties that would also provide a long-term solution that would be both durable and cost effective.
And having spoken to a number of companies about its flooring requirements, Simply Fresh Foods was instantly impressed by National Flooring’s commitment to undertaking the job quickly and effectively whilst specifying a product that met all the requirements of the job.
Recognising the need to minimise downtime for this busy production facility, National Flooring proposed the use of a Degafloor FB system throughout the 200sqm area on a fast-track installation that could be completed within just three days.
The solution, a heavy duty screed with an anti-slip finish – achieved by broadcasting the surface with Degafloor Quartz Aggregate – also included a number of new drains to help relieve the problem of excess water gathering on the production area floor. Meanwhile, the floor was fully colour-coded to designate areas of both high and low risk in compliance with health and safety regulations.
According to Simply Fresh Foods’ engineering manager Alistair Clark it was the proactive approached of National Flooring, combined with the ability to provide a fast-track installation programme, that nudged it ahead of the competition.
Alistair explained: “In the past it has taken days or even weeks to get a new floor laid yet National Flooring was able to specify a solution that that was installed quickly and ready for full use just hours after the work was completed.”