Heskins Conformable Safety-Grip non slip tape for steps provides extra grip on metal treads such as durbar plate, chequer plate and diamond tread which, despite their design, can actually be slippery to walk on. Given that these metal treads are often used for fire exits, walkways, access platforms, etc., it is crucial that these surfaces are safe for foot traffic. The self adhesive anti slip tape has been used effectively on access stairs on cruise vessels and ferries, which are made from steel durbar plate. The raised surfaces, which are supposed to provide grip, actually reduce the surface area, making steps and stairs slippery.
Heskins Conformable Safety-Grip has a soft aluminium foil backing that shapes itself around metal treads, whereas a plastic-backed grip would try to revert to its original state. This has been effective installations at power plants which traditionally have lots of treaded steps and stairs, requiring grip tapes with anti-fire backing since the risk of fire is so high. One additional benefit of Conformable Safety-Grip being constructed using a foil instead of plastic base is that this gives it high flame retardancy levels. Conformable safety-grip tape has been tested and certified to CAA FAA specification 8 for use within cockpit areas, for more information please contact our technical sales team.
The upper surface is a conventional abrasive which has exceptionally high grip levels (coefficient of friction), even in wet or dirty conditions. The diamond hard mineral that Heskins uses (9 on the MOHS scale) ensures that good grip is obtained.
The Safety Grip range is available in many colours, including Transparent, on rolls as well as pre-made shapes; more sizes (widths up to 980mm) and custom cuts and shapes can be made to order in most RAL colours - contact our sales team by email or on 0113 2455450.
|H3406N - Black
|H3406W - White
|H3406Y - Yellow (RAL 1023)
|H3406O - Orange
|H3406 - Black/Yellow Hazard
Colours - Available on 18.3m rolls in widths from 25mm wide to 950mm, or as a 150mm x 610mm strip.
Hazard - Available on 18.3m rolls in widths from 25mm wide to 450mm, or as a 150mm x 610mm strip.
For unstable surfaces, such as sodden timber, flaking or saturated concrete, etc, Heskins Safety-Grip Bolt Down Plates screw into place for a sound and safe anti-slip thread.
See the Heskins range of accessories for additional help during application, pro-longing the life of anti-slip tapes and line markings. The range consists of primers, edge fixing, mallets, rollers etc.
Features & Benefits
- Provides grip on irregular surfaces
- Ideal for use on durbar plate, chequer plate and diamond tread
- Surfaces often seen in fire exits, walkways, access platforms, etc.
- Diamond hard mineral (9 on the MOHS scale)
- Foil backing provides Class 0 fire retardant
- R118 approved
- Ensures excellent grip, even in wet or dirty conditions
- Custom shapes, sizes and cuts can be made to order in most RAL colours
- Give our sales team an email or a call on 0113 2455450 to discuss your requirements.
Safety Data & Test Results
||Soft Aluminum 0.075mm
|Total applied thickness
|Type of adhesive
|Peel Adhesion N/25mm
||180˚ FINAT FTM1
|Tensile Strength, N/25mm
||Lloyd, 500N load cell
|Adhesion to Steel (g/25.4mm²)
||-30ºC to +160ºC
||See notes below
The above tests were conducted in accordance with ASTM C 1028-96, the tests were conducted in a recognized independent friction testing laboratory, and copy certificates are available upon request. ASTM C 1028-96 is a static test, for the dynamic test results are available that are done via a pendulum with a four-S rubber slider©
|Coefficient of Friction Data
||Dry Surface Test Result
||Wet Surface Test Result
This is a test to determine “the burning behaviour and/or the capability to repel fuel or lubricant of materials used in the construction of M3 category vehicles classified II or III.”
Heskins Safety Grip was put through 3 out of the 5 tests that are in the R118 regulation (not all are required to pass). As detailed on the R118 certification, the material was subjected to Annexe 6, 7 and 8.