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Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip
Step Covers

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Safeguard your Productivity and Profitability

Prevent costly slips and falls, especially on the leading edge of the stair, where most slips occur. Even in adverse conditions, such as when wet, icy, or dirty, SAFEGUARD Hi-Traction® and HiGlo-Traction® Anti-Slip Step Covers provide excellent footing, far exceeding OSHA standards.

  • Combine the right base material, grit, size, and colors to cover your steps and stairs
  • Wrap the leading edge and cover the proper depth for your foot traffic to eliminate slip and trip hazards
  • Fabricated to your specifications using a durable, non-load-bearing base of FRP fiberglass, galvanized or stainless steel

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Two-Tone Colors Add Visibility
Call attention to the leading edge of the step. Contrasting colors on the step edge and back of the tread provides good definition and clear visibility for added safety.

Key Features

Install with Little to No Downtime
Install with Little to No Downtime

Step Covers arrive pre-cut and pre-drilled, with proper fasteners - ready to easily install over existing steps.

Heat Traction™ Step Covers
Heat Traction™ Step Covers

Safeguard Hi-Traction Covers with low-voltage heaters clear steps with the flip of a switch.

Featured Market
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas

Our Super Coarse Xtreme™ Grit Step Covers provide traction even on oil rigs which can be wet, oily, and extremely hazardous. For added safety, make them glow-in-the-dark with HiGlo Traction.

Products in the Oil & Gas Industry

Product Specifications

Base Materials

  • 1/8 in Pultruded Fiberglass (FRP)
    Lightweight, Impact Resistant, Cost-Effective
  • Galvanized Steel – 18 gauge (1.2 mm) G90
    Corrosion Resistant
  • Stainless Steel – 18 gauge (1.2 mm) #316
  • Heavy Duty Aluminum, 60/61 T Marine Grade
    Thick, Rigid, Durable
  • Direct Gritting
    Send us your OEM parts or your engineered drawings for fabrication, then gritting

Cover Shape & Base Material

Standard 90° Angle

Standard 90° Angle

FRP, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum
Bull Nose

Bull Nose

FRP, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum
Back Beveled Edge

Back Beveled Edge

FRP, Aluminum (3/8 inch)
Raised Round Nosing

Raised Round Nosing

FRP Only
Custom Fabricated Underside

Custom Fabricated Underside

FRP, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel

Hi-Traction® and HiGlo-Traction® Step Covers are designed to wrap over the leading edge with a standard 1in vertical lip (C), thereby covering the radius where most slips occur.

It is not necessary to cover the entire step. When measuring the length of your step (A), leave some empty space on either side of the step cover to allow for seasonal expansion and contraction and for any irregularities that may exist from step to step.

Maximum Capabilities

Standard 90° FRP Covers

  • Up to 10′ length and 15 in deep
  • Standard 1in lip (1.5 in and 2 in available)

Bull Nose Covers

  • Up to 10′ length & 9 in deep
  • 1in lip

Steel and Aluminum Covers

  • Call for maximum capabilities

Cover Steps to the Proper Depth

The depth of the Step Cover for your stairway depends on your foot traffic:

  • What type of footwear is worn in the area?
  • What substrate do you intend to cover?
  • What is the condition of the existing stairs?
  • How many steps are in the stairwell?
size diagrams

Six Grit Options

  • Super Coarse (Xtreme™)
  • Extra Coarse (Offshore)
  • Coarse (Industrial)
  • Fine (Commercial)
  • Extra Fine (Residential)
  • Super Fine (Barefoot)
Super Coarse (Xtreme™) Grade
Super Coarse (Xtreme™) Grade
Extra Coarse (Offshore/Heavy Duty) Grade
Extra Coarse (Offshore/Heavy Duty) Grade
Coarse (Industrial) Grade
Coarse (Industrial) Grade
Fine (Commercial) Grade
Fine (Commercial) Grade
Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Super Fine (Barefoot) Grade
Super Fine (Barefoot) Grade

Average Thickness of Finished Product

Base Material Super Coarse Extra Coarse Coarse     Fine         Extra Fine   Super Fine 
1/8 in Pultruded Fiberglass (FRP) 0.38 in
9.7 mm
0.26 in
6.6 mm
0.19 in
4.8 mm
0.18 in
4.6 mm
0.17 in
4.3 mm
0.16 in
4.1 mm
Galvanized or Stainless Steel, 18 gauge 0.30 in
7.6 mm
0.18 in
4.6 mm
0.11 in
2.8 mm
0.10 in
2.5 mm
0.09 in
2.2 mm
0.08 in
2.0 mm
Heavy Duty Aluminum, 60/61 T Marine Grade 0.54 in
13.6 mm
0.42 in
10.6 mm
0.35 in
8.8 mm
0.34 in
8.5 mm
0.33 in
8.3 mm
0.32 in
8.0 mm

SAFEGUARD Color Options

Standard and Safety Colors

Use for a variety of industrial and safety applications. Color and markings can be used to attract attention, designate caution, and communicate safety information.

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View Standard and Safety Colors

These colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Premium Colors

Our Premium color palette provides architects, facilities managers, and home owners with additional contemporary color choices for safety applications. These designer colors fit the aesthetic requirements for anti-slip protection at schools, commercial offices, institutional buildings, hotels and personal residences.

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View Premium Colors

These colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.


In darkness or a power outage, HiGlo-Traction Photoluminescent colors highlight the way.

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®View HiGlo-Traction

Two Standard / Safety or Glow Colors or any two Premium Colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Two-Tone Color Configurations Add Visibility

For added safety, two-tone step covers call attention to the leading edge of the step. A contrast between the step edge and the back of the tread below provides good definition and clear visibility for added awareness.

The colors on this web page serve only as a visual guide for initial selection of color. Actual finished product color may vary slightly from the version shown on your monitor based on grit size (coarseness) as well as the base material of construction. To see the actual color, please request a product sample.

Our step covers are custom-made in the USA to meet your application requirements. Contact us with any questions. Or, use the buttons below to request a sample or more information about our products. To place an order, please call: 1-800-989-1695.


  1. Base Material
  2. Shape of Cover
  3. Size (Length/ Depth/Lip)
  4. Grade/ Grit
  5. Colors & Messaging
  6. Preferred Method of Installation

Do you have a unique part that won’t work with our pre-fabricated step covers?
Try direct gritting.
We can direct grit to your materials or custom make parts from diagrams.
Learn more about direct gritting

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Ready to Install on Any Surface

Our step covers are easy to install on any surface: steel and composite grating, steel and aluminum plate, concrete, wood, and more.

Step Cover Installation with Mechanical Fasteners

Step Cover Installation over Grating

Install utilizing Universal Saddle Clip Assemblies with Slotted Truss Head Bolt, Nut and Lock Washer (All Stainless Steel)

The number of Saddle Clip Assemblies is directly influenced by the condition of the grating to be covered. New and good condition grating may not require as many Saddle Clip Assemblies. Good condition is considered flat/level and non-corroded. Contact Safeguard to discuss your application.

Step Cover Installation Over Diamond/Checker Plate

installation over diamond plate

Install utilizing Self-Tapping or Self-Drilling (Tek) Screws or Rivets and Low Profile Head, Nuts and Bolts. (Depending on your particular application)

  1. Self-Tapping and Self-Drilling (Tek) Screws
  2. Rivets
  3. Low Profile Head Nuts, Lock Washer and Bolts

Adhesive can be used in lieu of or in conjunction with mechanical fasteners.

Step Cover Installation Over Concrete

installation over concrete

Install using screws and masonry fasteners.

Adhesive can be used in lieu of or in conjunction with mechanical fasteners.

Step Cover Installation Over Wood

installation over wood

Install using 1 1/2″ standard type screws.

Adhesive can be used in lieu of or in conjunction with mechanical fasteners.

Safeguard recommends placing mechanical fasteners 1 in x 1 in each corner of your Anti-Slip Cover with spacing 10 in to 14 in between each fastener.
Reduce the speed of your pneumatic air tools to prevent thread galling and bolt snapping while installing saddle clips.
We recommend using a Torx screwdriver when installing to avoid head stripping.
The use of a thread lubricant is also recommended to reduce heat and assist in a smooth installation of this product.

Step Cover Installation Using Adhesive

Minimum adhesive usage shown. Depending on condition of substrate more can be applied, or troweled.

When using liquid adhesive, please refer to detailed installation and surface preparation instructions. Follow the pattern to the left for maximum adhesion when installing over diamond plate, concrete, and wood.

Install step covers using adhesive

Red indicates pattern to follow when applying liquid adhesive.

Adhesive patterns for installation

Warning messages, text, and logo graphics can be embedded into Safeguard® Step Covers to last for the life of the product. We can even match your color.

Combined with a Photoluminescent “Glow-in-the-Dark” background, the message is visible after dark and during power outages to provide safe egress/ingress during emergency evacuations.

Learn more about adding messages or logos

Step covers with safety messaging and two-tone colors

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