PROBLEM: An international hotel chain with a location in the vicinity of London’s Heathrow Airport was experiencing slippery surfaces on an uncovered outdoor staircase. This staircase was frequently used by hotel staff as well as guests to get to a parking area. The stairs were covered in a steel checker-plate material which became extremely slippery when wet. This was a considerable safety concern as London experiences approximately 29 inches of rain per year. The wet surfaces, coupled with the fact that guests who used the stairs were often carrying luggage, made correcting this problem a very important priority for the hotel.
SOLUTION: Hotel management selected Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands SafeStep™ Step Covers and Landing Covers for its slip resistance, durability and corrosion resistant qualities. SafeStep™ products are a collection of anti-slip step covers, step edges, landing covers and sheeting made from virtually indestructible fiberglass reinforced nylon. They install in a few easy steps, provide lasting protection and high visibility. Rust-Oleum was able to provide an anti-slip solution that didn’t require a long installation process that would have inconvenienced guests and employees. SafeStep™ was in 1 day and could be walked on immediately. The hotel was able to improve the safety of the stairwell with a product that will last for years to come while minimizing the disruption of hotel operations.