Electrical safety mats are essential in safeguarding employees from electrical hazards. This is a specialized type of mat that will offer protection against electric shocks and also electrical discharges.
This makes them essential, but it is also important to ensure their effectiveness and longevity. This is carried out through maintenance and care.
in this blog post we’re going to give you some maintenance and care tips for electrical safety mats that will ensure that you keep your workplace safe for the long term.
Surface Inspection: Look for any signs of wear, tear, or damage. Check for cuts, holes, or abrasions that may compromise the mat’s insulating properties.
Electrical Testing: Use a megohmmeter to test the mat’s resistance. Ensure it aligns with industry safety standards.
Carrying out the above will take minimal time and effort but can also save you a lot of worry down the line. Again, we cannot stress how important it is to make sure that you order from a reputable brand to begin with.
Thickness Measurement: Verify that the mat hasn't thinned out in areas of heavy use.
Environmental Assessment: Ensure the mat hasn't been exposed to harmful chemicals or extreme temperatures that could degrade its material.
Wear and tear is unfortunately unavoidable but by making sure that you carry out monthly checks you will be able to spot any issues before they arise and know that you are keeping your workforce and customers safe.
Dust and Debris Removal: Regularly sweep or vacuum the mat to remove dust and debris.
Washing: Use mild soap and water for cleaning. Avoid harsh chemicals.
This sounds obvious but it is amazing how much a routine clean will maintain the life of your electrical safety mats.
Annual Cleaning: Perform a thorough cleaning annually. Use specialized cleaning agents recommended for electrical safety mats.
You can of course adjust the timescales based on your own discretion but making time for a deep clean in between the routine cleaning will definitely help to make sure that you have quality all year round and peace of mind.
Flat Storage: Store mats flat, not folded, to avoid creating creases that might compromise their integrity.
Temperature-Controlled Environment: Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
If you do need to store electrical safety mats, then it can help to make sure that this is done in the most efficient manner. The main thing to remember, as suggested above is to store your electrical safety matting flat. This will make sure that you will not have any weakening due to folding and creases.
Handling Minor Damages
Small Cuts or Holes: Use repair kits specifically designed for electrical safety mats.
Professional Assessment: For significant damages, consult with the manufacturer or a professional for advice.
Any electrical safety mat you have purchased from Mat’s Direct LTD you can of course call us for assistance.
Manufacturer’s Maintenance Recommendations
Follow Supplier Guidelines: Adhere to specific care instructions provided by the mat’s manufacturer.
Warranty Compliance: Ensure that maintenance practices are in line with warranty terms to avoid voiding it.
All of our electrical safety matting will come with a warranty and a set of guidelines to ensure that you get the longest life from the mats and can use without any issues.
The maintenance of electrical safety mats is not just about preserving the equipment but is a critical aspect of workplace safety. Regular inspection, proper cleaning, and adhering to manufacturer’s guidelines ensure that these mats continue to provide the necessary protection against electrical hazards. By integrating these advanced maintenance and care tips into your safety protocols, you can significantly enhance the safety and well-being of your workforce.
For more help with picking your electrical safety matting you can call us on +44 (0)161 797 6785 or contact us here. You can also see our full range of electrical safety matting here.
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