Surfaces that appear level can be just as dangerous as stairways - perhaps even more so, as less care seems to be required. Poor lighting, cracked or uneven paving or concrete, and the presence of water, oils or other liquids can seriously aggravate the risk of trips and falls that result in physical harm and lost time.
When new, chequerplate offers reasonable slip protection, however, the sharp edges wear rapidly creating a deceptively slippery surface. Where straight walkways exist such as beside conveyors, the metal deck can be spaced up to 150mm between sheets so that either heel or toe contact is achieved. This allows spillage to pass through the grating walkway and offers considerable cost savings whilst eliminating any chance of slips occurring.