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The Unseen Heroes - How Barrier Mats Contribute to a Safer and Healthier Workplace

9th January 2024
The Unseen Heroes - How Barrier Mats Contribute to a Safer and Healthier Workplace

In this post we are going to introduce practical reasons why it is essential to have barrier mats in the workplace. In previous posts we have looked at different types of barrier mat available and the benefits that it will bring the business.

We have also looked at how commercial mats can enhance the brand image.

In this post we’re going to look at many of the hidden benefits of barrier mats once you have these installed for your business.

Reducing Slip and Fall Risks:

Barrier mats will act as a frontline defence against weather conditions but they also help to prevent slips and falls. As they will block moisture under the entrance this means that you will not end up with slippery floors and that will reduce the risk of accidents. In most cases, businesses that have barrier mats installed statistically will have a notable decrease in accident rates.

Adverse weather conditions can turn your entrance into a potential slip zone. Whether it's rain, snow, or mud, barrier mats are your first line of defence. By effectively trapping moisture and debris, these mats prevent these elements from being tracked further into your facility. This proactive approach not only maintains cleanliness but also safeguards against weather-induced slips, ensuring a secure passage for everyone entering your premises.

Slip-Resistant Flooring:

Moisture-laden floors are a common culprit behind slips and falls. Barrier mats act as a shield, blocking moisture from seeping through and creating slippery surfaces. This means that your business can maintain a dry and slip-resistant entryway, reducing the likelihood of accidents. The mats provide a practical solution to combat the everyday challenges posed by unpredictable weather, ensuring that safety is prioritized without compromising on functionality.

Promoting Hygiene and Cleanliness:

The secondary benefit of being able to track the dirt and contaminants is to stop the spread of germs or allergens through the building. This will create a healthier workplace for everyone and of course will keep your staff safe as well.

Boosting Employee Morale and Productivity:

This is an overlooked benefit of a barrier mats system. It will help to boost employee morale and productivity. It will also show that your business has been well maintained and will strengthen brand image.

Workplace culture is influenced by various factors, and cleanliness is a fundamental element. Barrier mats contribute to a positive workplace culture by creating an environment where employees feel valued and cared for. Numerous case studies, including those highlighted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), demonstrate a direct correlation between a positive workplace culture and increased employee satisfaction and productivity.

Sustainability Aspects of Barrier Mats:

On top of the main reasons to install barrier mats it will also help keep the environment clean. Barrier mats are sustainable and the manufacturing process as well as the disposal process is environmentally friendly.


Barrier mats will do far more than just be a visual asset for your business. You will find that they will lead to a safer, cleaner and healthier workplace. By reducing slip and fall risks and also promoting hygiene as well as enhancing air quality there are many benefits with this type of mat.

Investing in barrier mats for the workplace will show you customers you care and it will also have a direct effect on the staff morale.

Click here to check out the available choices we have barrier mats.

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