Ergonomic Workplace Mats
Safety and health in stationary standing positions
Why Workplace Mats are so important
Millions of workers stand in one position for long periods: whether in factories, assembly lines, in the retail area for people working as sales clerks and cashiers or in the service sector such as, for example, in hair salons and barber shops. Standing for long periods may have a negative impact on workers’ health.
The one-sided strain on muscles, joints and spine as well as a poor blood circulation can cause fatigue and even chronic pain, herniated discs and inflamed veins. Another consequence of constant standing is the lack of concentration leading to mistakes in production, demotivation and, last but not least, absenteeism. According to a survey of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the subject “Women performing a standing job task”, there are, for example, twice as many days of absence as in other occupational groups due to disorders of the ligaments and muscles as well as diseases affecting the vascular system.
Also the BGW (the German Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services) recommends ergonomic mats for standing work stations to increase employee well-being and satisfaction and to prevent damage to health. Combined with their anti-slip effect and foot protection against cold floors, the use of mats also reduces the risk of accidents and increases the efficiency of production.
RAW Anti-Fatigue Mats are a clearly profitable investment. From an ergonomic point of view, they lower costs thanks to healthy and safe work environments and generate economic benefits thanks to efficient work practices and motivated employees.
- ErgoSafeMat Standard
- ErgoSafeMat Pro
- Welding Workstations
To prevent health problems
RAW ErgoSafeMat Standard (Anti-Fatigue Mat) was designed to reduce fatigue that is caused by standing in one position for long periods. Relaxed and comfortable standing improves the productivity of the workers and helps to prevent health problems.
RAW ErgoSafeMat Standard (Anti-Fatigue Mat) is suitable for virtually all work environments. Due to its durability, it was originally conceived for industrial use alongside assembly lines, at workbenches, etc. Today it is being used to an increasing degree also in non-producing areas such as offices, schools, etc.
The mats are made of high-quality vinyl foam, the material permanently maintains its resilience. Through the closed cell structure of the material, RAW ErgoSafeMat Standard Anti-Fatigue Mats are extremely tear-resistant and have excellent cushioning properties. Even long years of use do not affect elasticity and comfort of the mats. Due to these characteristics, RAW ErgoSafeMat Standard Anti-Fatigue Mat considerably reduces the strain on joints.
They are resistant to virtually all chemicals used in the industrial sector. They are easy to put down and easy to clean thanks to their nonlinear surface structure.
A high slip resistance (R11) according to DIN 51130 is provided.
Comes in rolls or in pre-cut workplace mats.
RAW ErgoSafeMat Pro (Anti-Fatigue Mat) has, besides all other positive qualities of our standard model, additional yellow signal stripes at the beginning and the end of the mat making it clearly visible and thereby contributing to greater safety at work. The higher thickness of the mat increases its cushioning properties.
Comes in rolls or in pre-cut workplace mats.
RAW Anti-Static Anti-Fatigue Mats – for Dry Industrial Environments
RAW Anti-Static Anti-Fatigue Mat combines two decisive product benefits.
On the one hand, it was specially designed for ESD areas, i.e. wherever static electricity generates during a work process, it is neutralized and dissipated. In this way static shocks can be avoided. The workplace safety for employees is enhanced and sensitive technical equipment is protected against power surge damage.
On the other hand, the mat eases the strain of standing for long periods during work, this thanks to its function as Anti-Fatigue Mat. It relieves pressure from the feet, stimulates blood flow and prevents the stress on lower back, legs and other large muscle groups. This leads to a considerable improvement of the quality of working conditions for the employees. Health and safety hazards in the workplace are reduced and the employee motivation and productivity improved.
Fields of application: Industries, assembly and fabrication plants (e.g. production lines, CNC control interface stations)
RAW Anti-Fatigue Mats for Welding Workstations
The Anti-Fatigue Mat for Welding Workstations is the optimal solution for harsh conditions in the heavy and metal working industry. It is made of wear-resistant rubber and is particularly suitable for working in environments with high temperatures, as is the case, for example, with welding operations; the mat withstands sparks caused by welding and metal shavings and is resistant to a wide range of liquids and chemicals that are commonly used in the industry.
The mat, 12.7 mm thick, offers further important, ergonomic benefits in order to effectively combat, for example, fatigue or back and neck pain caused by constant standing. The strain on joints, knees, the whole leg muscles and the spine of the worker is demonstrably reduced and there is a long-lasting increase in productivity. A profitable investment in the health and well-being of employees.
Fields of application: Industries, assembly and fabrication plants with high-demanding requirements