A study by 3M Group showed that 85% of dirt & moisture enters a building through footfall and on the wheels of machinery.
The impact of dirt & moisture in your facility goes way beyond simply not looking good.
Employee slip accidents lead to sick days and potential legal action.
Dirt & moisture transfers to stock, causing damage and waste.
Hygiene levels in sensitive areas, such as food manufacturing, may be threatened.
Machinery gets damaged at a faster rate, needing more regular attention and taking it out of service more frequently.
All of these have a direct impact on your costs and margin.
Instead of just reactively cleaning your facility and equipment, look to use open structure entrance matting to tackle the source of the dirt & moisture before it enters your facility.
This open structure matting will take dirt & moisture below the top level, preventing it from being tracked through by the next footfall or machinery.
As entrance matting installation is often one of the latter stage tasks to complete on a build or refurbishment, make sure contractors don’t select lower cost matting or let your QS value engineer high quality entrance matting out of the build.
How are you stopping dirt & moisture entering your facility? Do you specify the entrance matting to be used?
Artical written by Justin Errington