HeatTrak’s Heated Walkway and Stair Mats Reduce Risk of Slip-and-Fall Injuries
- Oct 05, 2009
HeatTrak has developed a product line of walkway and stair mats in a variety of standard dimensions that helps melt snow and ice thereby preventing accidents caused by slipping.
Made of durable, natural rubber, these mats lie on top of existing outdoor surfaces and may be left outside for the entire winter season. At 40 watts per square foot, they melt snow at a rate of two inches per hour and in temperatures as low as zero degrees
Hillel Glazer, president and inventor of HeatTrak products, says safety and reducing the danger of slip-and-fall injuries during the winter are the main benefits of HeatTrak heated matting products, but that HeatTrak mats also offer a better, more environmentally friendly alternative to calcium chloride for melting snow and ice.
“Salted entranceways lead to messy floors and can discolor surfaces as foot traffic tracks the calcium chloride inside. Calcium chloride disintegrates all types of material over time and can damage the environment and surrounding vegetation. HeatTrak mats help preserve all walkway surfaces, especially expensive pavers,” he says.
Also, by using HeatTrak mats in trouble locations such as emergency exits, back entrances, and loading docks, maintenance crews at apartment communities can spend more time at other problem areas.
HeatTrak mats are built and tested to UL standard 499 and carry the certification mark of the T.U.V. Mats are most commonly used for walkways and stairs but can also be used for roofs and handicap ramps.