Safeguard Technology, leading innovator of anti-slip solutions, offers Direct Gritting to prefabricated parts. With Direct Gritting, customers supply their parts (or an engineered drawing for fabrication) and Safeguard applies its Hi-Traction anti-slip surface directly to the specified area. Direct Gritting helps reduce installation time, weight and cost. It is a desirable alternative when aesthetics are important or when mechanical fasteners are not an option (either structurally or due to unsightly screw heads).

Direct Gritting is available in all of Safeguard’s standard and premium colors, as well as Photoluminescent “Glow-in-the-Dark” and custom color matches. With Direct Gritting, customers can combine colors for a two-tone configuration; incorporate custom messaging, logos and PPE (personal protective equipment) symbols; and choose from a variety of grit levels to meet their application requirements.

Direct Gritting is ideal for industrial and transportation applications and can be applied to many surfaces, including: 

  • Work truck steps
  • Bus trim parts
  • Bus ramps
  • Ladder rungs
  • Metal stair treads
  • Diamond plate

Safeguard has been successfully providing Direct Gritting services since its inception in 1992. Safeguard manufactures a full-line of superior safety products, including prefabricated anti-slip safety covers for steps, walkways and ladder rungs. Customizable levels of coarseness, sizes and colors, glow-in-the-dark features, as well as safety messages and logo designs, are available on all Safeguard products.

Find out more about Safeguard's Direct Gritting.

Since its founding by Merv Litzow in 1992, Safeguard Technology, headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, has been dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of superior safety products for the prevention of slips and falls. Litzow, who has an extensive background in the chemical industry, has translated his unique knowledge and experience into the development of a top-notch safety product line.

Throughout the years, Safeguard has consistently been on the cutting edge of anti-slip technology: from its industry-leading Hi-Traction Safety Covers, to its innovative Hi-Traction Glo Series in five new photoluminescent colors. Safeguard’s initial product line utilized either an 18-gauge stainless steel base or an 18-gauge G90 galvanized steel base, for which it was awarded two patents. In an effort to provide a low-cost, light-weight alternative to steel products, Safeguard introduced Pultruded FRP (fiberglass) in 1998, followed by vinyl with self-adhesive backing in 2002.

Safeguard® Hi-Traction Safety Covers are designed to outperform all other products in the industry with their overall effectiveness, ease of installation and lifetime durability.

In 1996, a major product development program culminated in the introduction of Hi-Traction Safety Covers that provide an additional safety feature — “glow-in–the-dark” properties. The Hi-Traction Glo Covers, with five new colors introduced in 2010, illuminate the edges of walkways and stairs, providing a safe egress during power outages and emergency evacuations.

Safeguard’s other industry-leading product innovations include Pipe and Cable Covers and Descriptive Markings or PPE (personal protective equipment) symbols that are available on Safeguard’s entire product line.

In 2010, Safeguard highlighted its Direct Gritting capabilities to customer-supplied prefabricated parts, and introduced Safety Track® anti-slip tapes in a variety of grit levels and colors. Also in 2010, Safeguard started its Quick Ship standard inventory program, which is comprised of Safeguard® Hi-Traction anti-slip Step Covers in the most popular sizes, grits and colors. Quick Ship standard inventory can be shipped within 48 hours to help distributors and consumers with their immediate anti-slip needs.

Safeguard® Covers are utilized worldwide and have been considered to be the first choice for application in the offshore oil and gas industry.

For product questions, contact Safeguard Technology Customer Service at 1-800-989-1695 or visit www.safeguard-technology.com.

Safeguard Technology, leading innovator of anti-slip solutions, has released five new colors in its cutting-edge Hi-Traction Glo Series. The Hi-Traction Glo Series combines Safeguard’s high-quality anti-slip surface with a long-lasting glow-in-the-dark pigment. The inorganic-photoluminescent pigment is non-toxic, non-radioactive, and can be recharged repeatedly during the life of the product.

Safeguard now offers six different colors in the Hi-Traction Glo Series, including the original Glo White. The latest additions to the line include two new safety colors and three new fluorescent colors:

  • Glo Safety Yellow
  • Glo Safety lime
  • Glo Orange
  • Glo Pink
  • Glo Green

Descriptive markings or PPE (personal protective equipment) symbols can also be illuminated in the dark with Safeguard’s customizable HiGlo safety messaging. By using a photoluminescent background, the message is visible after dark and during power outages, providing a safe egress during emergency evacuations.

The Hi-Traction Glo Covers can be fully recharged after just five minutes of direct sunlight exposure, eight minutes of exposure at dusk, and 10 minutes of exposure in florescent lighting. Safeguard also offers two-toned Hi-Traction Glo Covers, including safety covers with photoluminescent nosing and ladder-rung covers and walkway covers with photoluminescent edges.

Find out more about Safeguard's Hi-Traction Glo series.

Safeguard Technology, leading innovator of anti-slip solutions, has added a new line of Safety Track® anti-slip tapes to its extensive anti-slip product offering.

Safeguard Technology, leading innovator of anti-slip solutions, has added a new line of Safety Track® anti-slip tapes to its extensive anti-slip product offering. Safety Track® tapes are a cost-efficient, quick-fix anti-slip solution for lower-traffic areas. The durable peel-and-stick backing is easy to install and adheres securely to steps, floors and walkways.

Safety Track® anti-slip tapes are certified by the National Flooring Safety Institute and are available in various levels of coarseness and in a variety of colors, including glow-in-the-dark, and resilient and conformable designs.

Safeguard manufactures a full-line of superior safety products, including prefabricated anti-slip covers for steps, walkways, and ladder rungs. Customizable levels of coarseness, sizes and colors, glow-in-the-dark features, as well as safety messaging and logo designs, are available on all Safeguard® Covers.

Find out more about Safeguard's Anti-Slip Tapes.