Anti-fatigued matting explained

If your workers have to stand for extended periods of time, anti-fatigue matting is a must.

These mats are known as ergonomic mats as they help to improve the welfare of the worker standing for a majority of the working life.

The mats are designed to help reduce fatigue caused by standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time. You can choose from a range of styles, depending on your needs. For example, some are designed specifically to allow for drainage of water and accumulated debris. Others are designed with a non-slip surface for applications where grease and water are present. Take a look through our range today and find the anti-fatigue mat that’s right for you and your staff.

What are Anti-Fatigue Mats used for & do they work?
These mats are made from various materials like rubber, nitrile, closed cell PVC and are designed in a way that it forces the body to make constant adjustments improving weight distribution and blood supply. The weight distribution helps to relieve the joints as well as eliminate the amount of swelling which may be caused by standing for long periods without an Anti-Fatigue mat.

Why should I buy an Anti-Fatigue Mat?
The advantages of Anti-Fatigue Mats are surprisingly unknown given their importance and role in the workplace. Without these mats, serious health issues may be risked. When standing on a standard surface for longer than 40 minutes, the body becomes fatigued. Fatigue usually results first in a loss of focus. When operating heavy machinery, even a momentary lapse in concentration could lead to disastrous accidents. Other short term health problems can include swelling of joints, back pain and bad posture.

Long-term results of standing for long periods can also include varicose veins and bad blood circulation. Simple solutions help to reduce these health risks and boost concentration.

There are large ranges of ergonomic mats serving a different application. Mats for use in the home are made of gel or memory foam available on high street. People use these in the kitchen when standing for a long time whilst cooking.

S-CraftAnti-Fatigue Mats are especially designed for the workplace. Manufactured using Nitrile, they are hardwearing and offer strong resistance against grease, oils, animal fats and other chemicals, performing well in challenging environments. They are durable, long-lasting and certainly worth the small investment. Mats come in wide range of sizes, designs, shapes and materials and make a real difference to staff welfare and productivity.