At Safeguard, we often get the question: how long do the covers last? The answer depends a lot on the environment they are installed in. Places with light traffic will, of course, last longer than those with heavy use. And added chemicals such as oils or solvents can slowly wear down the surface coating over time.

The fact is, Safeguard Anti-Slip covers last a very long time. When we check in on our long-time customers, we hear this all the time, “they are performing great even when dirty.”

This cover was 13 years old when we brought it into the shop for a clean-up. Looked almost like new!


Check out the message! We estimate this step cover is circa 2012 – installed in a heavy traffic area of a power plant.

Our covers are installed in some of the roughest environments on the planet. They take a beating and are still very effective. Get started preventing slips and falls today!

Finally, OSHA has released its updated standard on walking and working surfaces. At first glance, the focus seems to be on falls from heights and the fall protection systems that have become prevalent in the years since the last standard was issued. At 513 pages, it will take some time to process this information. We’ll be sure to report on what we discover as it relates to preventing slips-and-falls.

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845-Megawatt Combined-Cycle Generating Station
Alabama, USA

This generating station is a modern, combined-cycle, a natural gas-fueled facility that produces up to 845 megawatts of electricity. The plant is located in Alabama and began operation in 2002. It was the first large-scale, a combined-cycle project built by a non-utility power producer in the state.

Our customer was looking for ways to help reduce, if not eliminate, slips, trips and falls in their facility. Grated steps had worn out and steel ladder rungs were becoming slippery. By placing Safeguard Hi-Traction™ Anti-Slip Step Covers on all of their grated steps, they have significantly reduced the chances of employee slip-and-fall accidents. Safeguard Hi-Traction™ Anti-Slip Ladder Rung Covers have all but eliminated slips-and-falls caused by rain and ice.

Based on the success at this plant, our customer presented Safeguard Hi-Traction™ Anti-Slip Step Covers and Ladder Rung Covers at their annual corporate safety meeting. Since that presentation, Safeguard has been contacted by several locations across the country, with many plants having already allocated funds for Hi-Traction Covers into their 2013 budget.

Success stories like this are a common thread at Safeguard Technology and we encourage our distributors to use this information for generating business in your area of the world!

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