A 2005 TUC report states that up to 11 million UK workers face serious health problems from prolonged standing at work. Each year over 2 million sick days are lost due to lower limb disorders, with nearly 200,000 people reporting lower limb ailments caused or made worse by their job including work-related varicose veins, poor circulation and swelling in the feet and legs, foot problems and joint damage.
To help overcome these problems, employers use anti-fatigue matting. Zed Chex from Plastic Extruders Ltd is specially designed to relieve standing fatigue caused by long periods of standing or walking on hard, concrete floors – about the worst possible surface. Manufactured by thermally bonding patented Zedland foam to a tough vinyl chequer plate wear layer, Zed Chex will not suffer from separation.
Zed Chex forms part of the Anti fatigue matting range from Plastex and is widely used for health and safety in light to heavy duty industrial environments – especially where people stand for long periods, operate machinery or walk up and down production lines. An added advantage is that it will also withstand oil, chemical and acid spillages.
Zed Chex is available in modules with sloping edges or rolls up to 18m long and 91cm wide. Zed Chex Plus is the visual safety option with bright yellow edges.
Samples and details of the full range of different anti-fatigue mattings are available from Plastic Extruders Ltd