Static electricity, in other words, electricity that stays in one place, is necessary in many industries. For example, photocopiers wouldn't work without it. Although static in small amounts isn't harmful, when large amounts build up and discharge, sparks may appear. If there are flammable materials around, this could be very dangerous for everyone around! This can work the other way around and damage equipment. For example, if you have been building up static by walking on a rug, a sudden discharge from your hands could damage delicate electronic components.
To prevent Electrostatic Discharges, you can make sure that electricity doesn't have a chance to build up. In the workplace, it's a good idea to carry an electrically conducting wrist strap. However to save yourself the trouble, you can invest in anti-static matting. They look just like any other type of mats, but they are mainly manufactured from Rubber or Foam. These contain electrically conducting carbon fibres dotted throughout. ESD thus flows across the surface of the mat at a slower rate, which neutralises the ESD.
Installing anti-static mats around workbenches and assembly areas can be beneficial in many ways. The matting can be placed on worktops to protect electronic components as well. After installing the mat, it stays firmly in place, preventing slips and trips. Any industry that deals with machinery that produces static electricity or with fragile electronics can benefit from our work mats, whether it is: Automotive, Manufacturing, Engineering, Distribution, Oil & Gas, Military
Our Natural Rubber mats are flexible and durable, an ideal option for workplaces that require versatile flooring. Softer rubber mats are ideal for workers who remain standing for longer periods of time, while hard rubber mats can provide support for workers who will likely walk around. Rubber flooring has natural anti-static properties, which makes it perfect for computer and electrical use.
Foam mats are the best choice to provide fatigue-relief for standing workers as it is comprised of trapped pockets of air or gas, creating a softer support. This ensures that workers' feet are always well-supported and encourages blood circulation in the lower half of the body. Our range of anti-fatigue matting have closed-cell properties, which can provide oil and water resistance.
Smooth finishes are preferred for workers who stay indoors and do not need to walk around too much. Available in Pebble surfaces.
Ribbed and fluted matting is ideal for operators who require additional grip and slip-resistance while operating machinery.
Our range of products have been tested and conform to the highest standards. Please look at the product details for actual resistance.
Finally, if you need your anti-static mat as fast as possible, most of our products are available on a 3 Day Delivery lead. Look out for the green codes in our product tables for our fast delivery items. Most custom length or cut to length mats are on a 5 Day Delivery Lead. Just so you know, our matting is available in mats, rolls or you can specify a custom length!