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Saving Lives And Injuries With Electrical Safety Matting You Can Trust!

8th May 2024
Saving Lives And Injuries With Electrical Safety Matting You Can Trust!

Every year, electrical accidents occur in workplaces and are very common. There are of
course ways to minimise the risks and make your workplace safer.

One crucial safety measure if you are working with live switchboard electricity is to use
electrical safety mats.

These mats will provide a nonconductive barrier that will keep your workers safe from
electrical shock when working near energised equipment.

Let’s explore why they are essential to any workplace with electrical hazards and how to
make sure that you are getting quality electrical safety mats that will keep your staff safe.

Why Use Electrical Safety Matting?

Electricity is a powerful tool, but it can also be dangerous. Even low-voltage currents can
cause serious injury or even death.

Electrical switchboard safety mats play a vital role in protecting workers from these dangers by:

Insulating Workers:

  • The non-conductive material of the mat creates a barrier that helps prevent electrical
    current from passing through a worker's body in case of accidental contact with live equipment.

Reducing Risk of Slips and Falls:

  • Many electrical safety mats also feature a textured surface to improve slip resistance, preventing falls that could lead to further injuries.

Enhancing Safety Compliance:

  • Many workplaces are required by safety regulations to implement measures to protect workers from electrical hazards. Using electrical safety mats can help businesses comply with these regulations and avoid potential fines.

Of course, the next piece to the puzzle is making sure that you get the right electrical safety
matting for your business. Working with different voltage levels will mean that you have to
pick the right type of mat, we will explore this below:

Choosing the Right Electrical Safety Mat

With various electrical safety mats available, selecting the right one for your needs is crucial.
Key factors to consider:

Voltage Rating:

  • Mats are rated for specific voltage levels. Choose a mat with a voltage rating exceeding the highest voltage your workers will encounter.


  • Common materials include rubber and vinyl. Here at Mats Direct, we use only the highest quality rubber compounds in our electrical safety matting (Electrosafe) for optimal electrical insulation.


  • The mat should be large enough to provide adequate coverage for the work area. Consider the workstation layout and worker movement patterns. We can supply Electrosafe mats in various sizes to meet your specific needs.

Slip Resistance:

  • Look for mats with a textured surface to prevent slips and falls, especially in areas with moisture or grease. Our Electrosafe mats feature fine flutes on one side for excellent grip in all conditions.

Getting the Most Out of Your Electrical Safety Matting

Proper use and maintenance:

  • Position the mat correctly:

Ensure the mat covers the entire work area where electrical hazards exist.

  • Inspect Regularly:

Regularly inspect the mat for damage or wear and tear. Replace any damaged or
worn mats immediately.

Invest in Safety, Invest in Peace of Mind

Electrical safety matting is a simple yet highly effective way to protect your workers from
electrical hazards. By prioritizing safety and choosing the right mat for your needs, you can
create a safer work environment and give yourself peace of mind.

Why Choose Electrosafe for Your Electrical Floor Matting Needs?

At Mats Direct, we've been a trusted supplier of high-quality electrical safety matting
(Electrosafe) for over 25 years. We understand the critical importance of electrical insulation,
and our mats are rigorously tested to comply with all international standards (European
IEC61111, BS921, VDEO303 & American ASTM D178).

It is important as well as getting the correct rating for your mat, that you invest in quality.
For expert advice and solutions for your electrical safety mat needs, contact MatsDirect UK
at +44 (0)161 797 6785 or email Let us help you get safety and
quality guaranteed with your electrical safety mats.




ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) Accredited

MatsDirect UK Ltd is fully ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) accredited, which means we have demonstrated our ability to consistently provide products to the industry’s highest quality and standards.

Now, how’s that for peace of mind?

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