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Steel Safety Grating - Grip Strut

Grip Strut safety grating is used to create non-slip walkways and stair treads. The planks have a high strength-to-weight performance, ensuring a high load capacity and long life. The product is made from a lightweight metal grating designed for safety underfoot. The unique diamond-shaped construction provides slip-resistance in all directions. Grip Strut is ideally suited for all walking and working surfaces where mud, ice, snow, grease, oil, and detergents create slippery or hazardous conditions. The serrated surface is designed in an open diamond pattern, creating a high-friction surface that helps prevent slips, trips, and falls.

The construction of Grip Strut involves cold-formed steel sheets that are punched and formed into a distinctive diamond pattern. The raised buttons are notched and serrated to increase the gripping ability, allowing for secure footing even in wet or oily conditions. The material is typically made from carbon steel, which offers excellent strength and durability.

Grip Strut is widely used in industrial, commercial, and institutional settings where slip resistance and worker safety are paramount. Some common applications include:

  • Walkways and Platforms: Grip Strut provides a reliable walking surface on elevated platforms, catwalks, mezzanines, and access ramps, allowing workers to move safely in areas with potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Stair Treads: It is commonly used as stair treads to improve traction and reduce the risk of accidents on both interior and exterior stairs.
  • Work Platforms and Machinery Guards: Grip Strut is often employed as decking for work platforms and safety barriers around machinery. It ensures stability and prevents personnel from falling or coming into contact with dangerous equipment.
  • Conveyor Systems: The grating’s open design facilitates the efficient movement of goods on conveyor systems while providing a secure surface for workers needing to access the conveyors for maintenance or repair.
  • Safety Fencing and Catwalks: It can be utilized as safety fencing in industrial settings or as catwalks for overhead access, allowing workers to safely navigate equipment or perform maintenance tasks.

The benefits of Grip Strut extend beyond its slip-resistant qualities. It is corrosion-resistant, fire-resistant, and can withstand heavy loads, making it suitable for demanding environments. The diamond pattern also allows for easy drainage of liquids, debris, and other substances, keeping the walking surface clear and reducing the risk of accidents.