Safer Truck Steps

Problem: Slips-and-Falls are the second-leading cause of injuries in Transportation

A majority of operator accidents occur at vehicle entry/exit points. Slippery steps cause serious accidents.

Solution: SAFEGUARD® Hi-Traction® Covers enhance vehicle safety, reduce liability exposure, and lower operating costs. Two ways to step up your safety:

  1. Specify a Hi-Traction Cover made to fit your surface
  2. Send us your parts (or engineered drawings) for Direct Gritting

 

 

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Prevent falls from vehicles
Safeguard’s surface features a hard, sharp aggregate with anti-slip properties that far exceed OSHA and ADA standards.
A ‘Walkway Cover’ for any flat surface

Anti-Slip Covers in your choice of size, shape, color, base material, and more arrive ready to easily install.

Direct Gritting of vehicle steps

Highest quality, long lasting, anti-slip coating bonded to OEM or aftermarket parts. Maintains pass-through and functionality.

Tractor Trailers

Diamond plate is not an effective anti-slip solution – water, oil, or mud makes a dangerously slick surface.

Work Trucks

Delivery drivers dash up and down work truck steps in every type of weather. Superior anti-slip protection is a must.

Costs to Fleets:

  • Typical Worker’s Comp claim for truck falls is upwards of $40,000
  • Injury rate for trucking is 30% higher than other US industries
  • One in nine truck driver injuries is the result of slip-and-fall
  • Truck drivers have the second highest rate of non-fatal injuries
  • One in thirteen trucking industry employees have Workers Comp claims resulting in lost work
  • 84% of disabling injuries to drivers involved cab entry or exit