Escalator and Travelator Safety
Many of the incidents we are involved in are cased by slips and falls on travelators and escalators. Here is some really useful info and tips on improving escalator safety from Escalator Safety Services Pty Ltd in response to our requests.
As requested here is some information about the Company I work for, Safety is very important and I find because most of Australia is not regulated that these safety issues are not a priority or just ignored. In some places it is a real concern, there are accidents just waiting to happen! When a facility calls us to Repair tread plates or apply Safety Grip, it’s too late, the accident has already taken place. They could have saved themselves the headache, law suit, Insurance premium increase and MONEY!
Escalator Safety Services Pty Ltd (ESS)
Damaged Tread Plates/Slip & Fall Safety Issues.
We are a Safety Company servicing Moving Walks throughout Australia.
ESS repair Moving Walk tread plates ‘onsite’ (after hours) for facilities, eg. Shopping Centres, Railways etc
Moving Walks available for use the next morning!
A LOT of Moving Walks are not compliant with the AS 1735.5/ EN 115.
Tread Plate damages are Razors/Scores & Chips, these are hazardous to the public, especially children.
These are caused by either screws or objects being caught in the teeth of the comb plate and grinding the Tread plate rib profile away till it becomes a sharp fin like a razor blade.
Chips are from impact from such items like trolleys, people dropping heavy objects onto the tread plate and snapping off and many other factors.
These are repaired ‘onsite’ (after hours) ready for public the next morning.
Chip Razor Score
BIGGEST Safety issue is SLIPS & FALLS on moving Walks, most resulting in litigation.
This application is also completed ‘onsite’ (after hours), and available the following morning to the public. GREAT RESULTS FOR CLIENTS!!
ESS apply the Tread Safety Grip to any Moving Walk to help reduce slips and falls, Shopping Centres say they immediately see results, this application is under warranty for the clients peace of mind and is in conjunction with the Tread Brush Cleaner.
Tread Plates become weak due to harsh abrasive cleaning systems, ESS have a non abrasive Tread Brush Cleaner that cleans the top of the tread plate, channelling and Demarcation areas all in one application. ONLY WEIGH’S 9 KGS!!!! No weights are to be used…. Clients say it is fantastic and highly recommended!
The Tread Brush Cleaner is highly recommended especially on NEW Moving Walk Installations to keep the corporate image and to avoid ‘mottling’ (worn surface look) as this does appear after 6-12 months. Which is very disappointing to the client, especially after investing such funds.
Tread Brush Cleaner 267
OFF SITE POWDER COATING:
Restore corporate image with the ESS powder Coating system, Steps can be with or without demarcation Lines.
Tread Plate with Demarc Comb Plate Demarcation
ESS OH&S Survey Reports, ESS complete a Survey Report on any facility so they are able to see if they have any Safety issues with their Moving Walks. This guide will show ‘Walkway Information, Safety Options, Tread Plate conditions, Hand Rail Hygiene, Tread slip Testing’ (Hygiene & Slip testing is separately charged if required).
HAND RAIL HYGEINE:
Do you really know what your touching when holding Hand Rails??…..
FREE Estimates, no obligation, make Safety your No.1 Priority!!
ESS have a website that you can look at but is currently undergoing maintenance, therefore some information may not be available online, but happy to email information out.
Please call us anytime, very happy to help solve Safety Issues.
Escalator Safety Services Pty Ltd
National Facilities Manager
18 Scott Road, Cranbourne South VIC 3910
Ph: 03 5978 6575 Fx: 03 5978 6675 Mb: 0410 378 474