Anti Fatigue Mats

Anti-Fatigue Mats

Anti fatigue mats can help to enhance the well being of your employees. – Standing on a hard floor for prolonged periods without anti-fatigue matting can cause pain and discomfort in the lower legs, feet and back. Fatigue reduces concentration and therefore productivity. An anti-fatigue mat is the ideal remedy for this. Also known as anti stress mats.

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  • Comfort Pebble – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Comfortable, cushioned industrial anti-fatigue mat.
    • Eases pressure on feet, legs and lower back.
    • For use in dry areas.
    • Closed cell vinyl foam with pebble surface for traction.
    • Anti-trip bevel edges on all sides.
    • Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    • Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll lengths.

    • Depth: 10mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    Mats and Rolls

    60cm x 90cm 2ft x 3ft £20.10 £15.00
    90cm x 150cm 3ft x 5ft £46.27 £39.00
    90cm x 300cm 3ft x 10ft £92.47 £78.00
    120cm x 180cm 4ft x 6ft £81.58 £75.00
    60cm x 18.3m roll 2ft x 60ft £331.52 £299.00
    90cm x 18.3m roll 3ft x 60ft £449.47 £349.00
    120cm x 18.3m roll 4ft x 60ft £624.75 £490.00

    Mat sizes are nominal. All prices exclude VAT.
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    From £15.00+VAT, (£18.00 Inc VAT)
  • Comfort Pebble Safety – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Comfortable, cushioned industrial anti-fatigue mat.
    • Eases pressure on feet, legs and lower back.
    • For use in mostly dry areas.
    • Closed cell vinyl foam with pebble surface for traction.
    • Anti-trip safety bevelled edges on all sides.
    • Very good worker comfort, relieves stress when standing
    • Unique service – we bevel all edges even on cut lengths
    • Yellow Safety Borders on long edges.

    • Depth: 10mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    Mats and Rolls

    60cm x 90cm 2ft x 3ft £21.73 £18.00
    90cm x 150cm 3ft x 5ft £54.00 £41.00
    90cm x 300cm 3ft x 10ft £97.68 £80.00
    120cm x 180cm 4ft x 6ft £86.20 £79.00
    60cm x 18.3m roll 2ft x 60ft £3350.23 £329.00
    90cm x 18.3m roll 3ft x 60ft £474.85 £399.00
    120cm x 18.3m roll 4ft x 60ft £660.07 £529.00

    Mat sizes are nominal. All prices exclude VAT.
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    From £18.00+VAT, (£21.60 Inc VAT)
  • Comfort Rib – Anti Fatigue Mat

     

    Rolls

    60cm x 90cm 2ft x 3ft £18.63
    90cm x 150cm 3ft x 5ft £44.48
    90cm x 300cm 3ft x 10ft £88.92
    120cm x 180cm 4ft x 6ft £78.45
    60cm x 18.3m roll 2ft x 60ft £318.76
    90cm x 18.3m roll 3ft x 60ft £432.19
    120cm x 18.3m roll 4ft x 60ft £599.84

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    From £18.63+VAT, (£22.36 Inc VAT)
  • Comfort Tough Anti Fatigue Mat

     

    Comfort Tough Mats and Rolls- Anti Fatigue Mat

    . Black Black/Yellow
    60cm x 90cm £49.98 £36.99 £40.99
    90cm x 150cm £120.88 £80.49 £86.99
    60cm x 23m roll £1142.75 £758.00 £822.00
    90cm x 23m roll £1627.57 £998.00 £1132.00
    120cm x 23m roll £2098.50 £1402.00 £1510.00

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    From £36.99+VAT, (£44.39 Inc VAT)
  • Comfort Diamond – Anti Fatigue Mat

    Mats and Rolls

    60cm x 90cm 2ft x 3ft £35.85
    90cm x 150cm 3ft x 5ft £89.60
    60cm x 18.3m roll 2ft x 60ft £539.85
    90cm x 18.3m roll 3ft x 60ft £809.78
    120cm x 18.3m roll 4ft x 60ft £1079.72

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    From £35.85+VAT, (£43.02 Inc VAT)
  • Happy Feet – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Premier quality, solid top anti-fatigue mat, resistant
    to chemicals, animal fats, machine oils and
    petroleum products

    • Dense cushion core, encapsulated within solid 100%
    nitrile rubber for heavy industrial use including
    welding areas

    • Bevelled borders and gripper backing to minimise
    mat movement.

    • Safe for use in computer rooms and other static
    sensitive areas.

    • Depth: 12mm.
    • Wear resistance: Excellent
    • Slip Resistance: Excellent
    free door mat delivery
    • Anti Fatigue: Excellent

    Size Black Black/Yellow
    58cm x 85cm £74.20 £83.50
    85cm x 150cm £185.48 £209.60
    85cm x 150cm End Section £218.30 £241.35
    85cm x 150cm Centre Section £218.30 £241.35

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    From £74.20+VAT, (£89.04 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Star Ultimate Anti Fatigue Mat

    •  Comfortable, cushioned standing surface
    •  Eases pressure on legs, feet and lower back
    •  Encapsulated foam allows for use in dry, wet or oily
    areas with the superb comfort offered by foam anti
    fatigue matting.
    •  Anti-trip bevel edges.
    •  Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    •  Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll
    lengths.


    •  Depth: 9mm
    •  Wear resistance: Good
    •  Slip Resistance: Good
    •  Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    90cm wide Per Centimetre £0.46

    Mat sizes are nominal. All prices exclude VAT.
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    From £23+VAT, (£27.60 Inc VAT) cm
  • Ortho Diamond – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Comfortable, cushioned standing surface
    • Eases pressure on legs, feet and lower back
    • For use in dry areas.
    • Raised diamond checker plate surface for grip.
    • Anti-trip bevel edges.
    • Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    • Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll lengths.

    • Depth: 9mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    60cm x 90cm £18.99
    90cm x 150cm £36.99
    90cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £25.99
    90cm x 18.3m roll £379.59
    120cm Wide Cut Length Per linear Metre £33.99
    120cm x 18.3m roll £499.97

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    From £18.99+VAT, (£22.79 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Diamond Safety – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Comfortable, cushioned standing surface
    • Eases pressure on legs, feet and lower back
    • For use in dry areas.
    • Raised diamond checker plate surface for grip.
    • Anti-trip bevel edges.
    • Yellow Safety Edges
    • Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    • Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll lengths.

    • Depth: 9mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    60cm x 90cm £21.99
    90cm x 150cm £43.99
    90cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £30.49
    90cm x 18.3m roll £429.99
    120cm Wide Cut Length Per linear Metre £39.99
    120cm x 18.3m roll £599.99

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    From £21.99+VAT, (£26.39 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Pebble – Anti Fatigue Mat

    Ortho Pebble Anti Fatigue Mat Rolls

    60cm x 90cm £18.99 £14.99
    90cm x 150cm £36.99 £31.99
    90cm x 18.3m roll £379.99 £349.99

    Mat sizes are nominal. All prices exclude VAT.
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    From £14.99+VAT, (£17.99 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Pebble Safety – Anti Fatigue Mat

    Ortho Pebble Safety Anti Fatigue Mat Rolls

    60cm x 90cm £20.49 £16.49
    90cm x 150cm £41.99 £34.99
    90cm x 18.3m roll £489.99 £379.99

    Mat sizes are nominal. All prices exclude VAT
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    From £16.49+VAT, (£19.79 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Rib – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Comfortable, cushioned standing surface
    • Eases pressure on legs, feet and lower back
    • For use in dry areas.
    • Closed cell vinyl foam with ribbed surface for grip.
    • Anti-trip bevel edges.
    • Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    • Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll lengths.

    • Depth: 9mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    60cm x 90cm £18.30
    90cm x 150cm £35.82
    60cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £17.99
    90cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £24.99
    120cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £31.99
    60cm x 18.3m roll £249.99
    90cm x 18.3m roll £369.99
    120cm x 18.3m roll £489.99

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    From £17.99+VAT, (£21.59 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Rib Safety – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Comfortable, cushioned standing surface
    • Eases pressure on legs, feet and lower back
    • For use in dry areas.
    • Closed cell vinyl foam with ribbed surface for grip.
    • Anti-trip bevel edges.
    • Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    • Yellow Safety Edges
    • Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll lengths.

    • Depth: 9mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    60cm x 90cm £21.99
    90cm x 150cm £43.99
    90cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £30.49
    120cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £39.99
    90cm x 18.3m roll £429.99
    120cm x 18.3m roll £599.99

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    From £21.99+VAT, (£26.39 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Marble Antifatigue Mats

    Roll

    60cm x 90cm £54.99
    90cm x 150cm £112.99
    90cm x 300cm £224.98

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    From £54.99+VAT, (£65.99 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Pebble Light – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • A slimmer, lower cost version of our ortho pebble mat
    • Available in charcoal colour
    • Eases fatigue on legs, feet and lower back
    • For use in dry areas.
    • Vinyl foam with pebble surface to assist grip.
    • Anti-trip, sealed bevel edges.
    • Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    • Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll lengths.

    • Depth: 6mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Good

    76cm x 90cm £14.99
    90cm x 150cm £27.99
    90cm x 182cm £33.99
    90cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £18.99
    90cm x 36.5m roll £537.99

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    From £14.99+VAT, (£17.99 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Tile – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • Interlocking to cover large areas.
    • Comfortable, cushioned standing surface
    • Eases pressure on legs, feet and lower back
    • Interlocking for secure joints
    • Anti slip surface
    • Anti-trip bevel edges available.
    • Available as both open and solid top.
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    • Depth: 19mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    91cm x 91cm Open Top Tile £29.99
    91cm x 91cm Solid Top Tile £29.99
    Female edge (7.5cm wide) £15.00
    Male edge (7.5cm wide) £15.00

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  • Workzone Mat – Anti Fatigue Mat Standard Black

    •  Multi-purpose mat with very good anti fatigue properties,
    safety anti-slip surface and bevels on all sides.

    •  Honeycomb design allows liquids and debris to
    disperse quickly, leaving surface clear.

    •  Suitable for use as a swarf mat or anti fatigue mat.

    Standard Black
    •  Suitable for heavy duty industrial use in wet or dry areas.

    Grease Resistant Red
    •  75% nitrile grease resistant rubber suitable for use in
    food service applications.

    •  Depth: 13mm.
    •  
    Wear resistance: Very Good
    •  Slip Resistance: Very Good 
    •  Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    Standard (Black) Grease Resistant (Red)
    91cm x 152cm 3’ x 5’ £79.28 £131.93
    91cm x 297cm 3’ x 10’ £168.98 £288.90
    91cm x 594cm 3’ x 20’ £337.93 £577.77

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    From £79.28+VAT, (£95.14 Inc VAT)
  • Ergotred – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • A versatile antifatigue mat providing superb worker
    comfort at a very economical price.
    • Manufactured from heavy duty flexible rubber with
    bevelled yellow safety edges and suction cup backing.
    • Domed surface texture designed to help improve
    circulation and provide comfortable massaging effect.
    • Suitable for heavy industrial use..

    • Depth: 15mm
    • Wear resistance: Very Good
    • Slip Resistance: Very Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Excellent

    90cm x 120cm £57.92

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    From £57.92+VAT, (£69.50 Inc VAT)
  • Versa Bubble – Anti Fatigue Mat

    • An effective anti fatigue mat offering good worker
    comfort.
    • Cushioning bubble pattern surface.
    • Anti Trip bevelled edges
    • Bubble surface stimulates blood circulation to the feet
    • Manufactured from a hard wearing rubber compound
    • Suitable for use in wet or dry areas
    • Outstanding Value.

    • Depth: 14mm
    • Wear resistance: Very Good
    • Slip Resistance: Very Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    60cm x 90cm £35.99
    90cm x 120cm £48.99

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    From £35.99+VAT, (£43.19 Inc VAT)
  • Eurosafe – Swarf Mat – Anti Slip Mat

    • Hardwearing anti-fatigue mat which is also an effective
    swarf mat
    • Blue version is grease and oil resistant
    • Hardwearing, yet comfortable to stand on
    • Anti slip underside helps keep mat in position
    • Easy to clean, simply hose off.
    • Rubber construction with bevelled edges for safety
    • Can be used in wet areas to reduce risk of slipping

    • Depth: 15mm.
    • Wear resistance: Excellent
    • Slip Resistance: Excellent
    • Anti Fatigue: Good

    Standard (Black) Grease Resistant (Blue)
    90cm x 150cm 3’ x 5’ £49.99 £79.99

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    From £49.99+VAT, (£59.99 Inc VAT)
  • Oilzone – Anti Fatigue Mat

    •  High quality anti-fatigue duckboard matting for wet or
    dry industrial use. 100% nitrile rubber, designed to
    withstand industrial oils and harsh chemicals.

    •  Drainage holes and raised studs allow fluids and
    debris to fall through, leaving a clear top surface.

    •  Aggressive slip resistant surface.

    •  Highly visible orange bevelled borders on three sides
    for safety.

    •  Can be simply cleaned with detergent or water-jet.

    •  Depth: 22mm.
    •  Wear resistance: Excellent
    •  Slip Resistance: Excellent
    •  Anti Fatigue: Excellent

    66cm x 102cm £148.82
    97cm x 163cm £243.93
    97cm x 315cm £468.17

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    From £148.82+VAT, (£178.58 Inc VAT)
  • Comfort Tile PVC

    • Versatile interlocking duckboard tile system with high
    grip surface suitable for indoor and outdoor dry or wet
    areas.
    • Soft PVC construction provides anti-fatigue comfort but
    withstands most commercial and industrial applications
    including hospitals, hotels, exhibitions and light
    workshop use.
    • Free-draining and resistant to a wide range of oils,
    grease and chemicals.
    • Easy to clean – simply unclips into small sections.
    • Depth: 12mm.
    • Wear resistance: Very Good
    • Slip Resistance: Excellent
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    • Simple and effective interlocking system ensures a firm,
    quick joint which can be easily, but not accidentally released
    • Bevelled edge component moulded with corner section
    which can be simply removed with a sharp knife when not
    required.
    • Can be laid to fit awkward shapes in any colour combination.
    • System allows rapid extension or adaption of work areas
    and individual damaged tiles can be easily replaced.

    30cm x 30cm 12” x 12” Tile £4.49
    30cm x 5cm 12” x 2” Bevel Edge £1.99

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    From £1.99+VAT, (£2.39 Inc VAT)
  • Diamond Tread Tile System

    • Extremely hard wearing and durable
    • For use in wet or dry areas
    • Resistant to most solvents, oils and chemicals
    • Anti trip bevel edges available
    • Easy to clean and maintain
    • Good anti fatigue properties and excellent slip
    resistance
    • Fire resistance: UL94 V-2
    • Slip resistance: BS EN 7188

    • Depth: 12mm.
    • Wear resistance: Excellent
    • Slip Resistance: Excellent
    • Anti Fatigue: Good

    50cm x 50cm Tile £6.49
    50cm x 6cm Female Bevelled Edge £3.99
    50cm x 6cm Male Bevelled Edge £3.99

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    From £3.99+VAT, (£4.79 Inc VAT)
  • Euroflex Standard Mat

     

    Rolls

    60cm x 10m roll £409.99
    80cm x 10m roll £549.99
    100cm x 10m roll £679.99

     

    From £409.99+VAT, (£491.99 Inc VAT)
  • Kushion Link Modular Anti fatigue Mat System

    £10.00 +VAT, (£12.00 Inc VAT)
  • Ortho Tred – Anti Fatigue Mat Safety Matting for Welding Bays

    • Heavy duty textured anti slip top surface
    • Eases pressure on legs, feet and lower back
    • Flame retardant top surface.
    • Fire test classification Cfl-s1
    • Anti-trip bevel edges.
    • Ideal for welding bays
    • Unique service – we bevel edges even on cut lengths
    • Available as individual mats, cut lengths and roll lengths.

    • Depth: 12.5mm
    • Wear resistance: Good
    • Slip Resistance: Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    Ortho Tred Anti Fatigue Mat for Welding Bays

    60cm x 90cm £45.00
    90cm x 150cm £110.00
    90cm Wide Cut Length  Per linear Metre £73.33
    90cm x 18.3m roll £1079.00

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    From £45.00+VAT, (£54.00 Inc VAT)
  • Rubber Rib Mat

     

    90cm x 10m x 3mm £117.63 £79.99
    120cm x 10m x 3mm £157.02 £94.99
    90cm x 10m x 6mm £289.12 £159.99
    120cm x 10m x 6mm £385.93 £229.99

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    From £79.99+VAT, (£95.99 Inc VAT)
  • Swarfex Swarf Mat

    The Swarfex heavy duty swarf mat with it’s moulded scrapers provides excellent swarf removal and a superb anti slip surface.

    Nitrile rubber construction provides oil and grease resistance. Excellent for anti swarf use in food production areas. Easy to clean by hosing or pressure washing, this swarf mats closed surface ensures swarf is safely retained on the mat.

    Available in black.

    • Depth: 5mm.
    • Wear resistance: Excellent
    • Slip Resistance: Excellent
    • Anti Fatigue: Good

    Size Approx
    61cm x 91cm 2ft x 3ft £32.99
    87cm x 150cm 3ft x 5ft £79.99
    87cm x 3m 3ft x 10ft £158.99
    113cm x 180cm 4ft x 6ft £124.99
    113cm x 3m 4ft x 10ft £219.99

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    From £32.99+VAT, (£39.59 Inc VAT)
  • Swarfscrape Swarf Mat

    The  Swarfscrape heavy duty swarf mat is ideal for use in food production areas for the removal of swarf from foot traffic. Nitrile rubber construction means that this swarf mat is oil and grease resistant and can be machine washed or hosed off making it easy to clean. Closed top construction retains swarf on the mat for easy removal. Raised scrapers provide an anti slip surface and tapered edges minimises the possibility of tripping. All sizes come with ribbed pattern except 115cm x 175cm which has the chequerboard pattern.

    •  Depth: 6mm.
    •  Wear resistance: Excellent
    •  Slip Resistance: Excellent
    •  Anti Fatigue: Good

    85cm x 75cm Ribbed £39.99
    85cm x 150cm Ribbed £79.99
    85cm x 3m Ribbed £169.99
    115cm x 175cm Chequerboard £129.99

    Mat sizes are nominal. All prices exclude VAT.
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    From £39.99+VAT, (£47.99 Inc VAT)
  • Washwell Foot Bath Mat (Boot Dip Mat)

    • High ramped sides designed to contain anti-microbial or any sanitising chemical solutions for boot dipping
    • Deep version has Yellow safety edges to enhance visibility and safety, shallow version is all black.
    • The base of this boot dip mat has hundreds of rubber bristles to trap dirt and grit whilst assisting with sanitation of boot soles.
    • Ideal for use in dairies, abattoirs, food manufacturing and healthcare.
    • Suitable for use with many disinfectants, Aura Disinfectant available if required. Not suitable for use with Chlorine based disinfectants.

    • Depth: 14mm
    • Wear resistance: Very Good
    • Slip Resistance: Very Good
    • Anti Fatigue: Very Good

    Washwell Boot Dip Mat – Boot Dip Mat

    70cm x 90cm x 2.5cm Shallow Black £48.00
    70cm x 120cm x 2.5cm Shallow Black £59.00
    81cm x 98cm x 4.8cm Deep Black/Yellow £154.00
    4 x 5 Ltr Boot Dip Disinfectant £74.99

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    From £48.00+VAT, (£57.60 Inc VAT)

Anti Fatigue Mats

Anti fatigue mats or anti stress mats as they are also known are widely used in commercial and industrial premises to provide worker comfort. Anti fatigue mats provide a cushioning effect under foot and provide a warmer, softer surface to stand on. Many benefits are found when using anti fatigue mats in the workplace.

Studies carried out at the Centre for Ergonomics, University of Michigan and the Department of Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, observed the differences between standing on hard floors compared with standing on soft floors such as anti fatigue mats.

The studies both concluded that the use of anti fatigue mats have a significant affect on fatigue and comfort in different body regions. Several health problems can result from standing on a hard surface for an extended period. Firstly, standing on a hard surface causes muscles to constrict, which reduces the blood flow. This can cause pain in muscles and joints and cause blood to stagnate. In addition, long-term standing can lead to pronation, or excessive flattening of the foot. While this can be simply tiring and a bit painful, it can also lead to serious foot conditions. Lower back pain is highest in workers who stand for 4 hours or more per day. Standing on an anti fatigue mat may help to prevent and ease these conditions.

The stress we go through every day in our workplace is one of the causes of work absence. While our work varies from one another, numerous research has proven that people who work in a static position are more likely to be physically fatigued compared to those whose work is not. When you stand at work for a long time the results are often discomfort, aches and fatigue

Designed to reduce work fatigue which is usually caused by prolonged standing on a hard or cold surface during working hours, the Anti-fatigue mat is an affordable and effective solution to leg and back fatigue, and its impact on productivity. Introducing the anti-fatigue mat into your organisation could enhance your employee’s performance and create a comfortable working environment, which in turn can help encourage concentration and productivity.

What is an anti-Fatigue Mat?

Have you ever felt it before? Leg, foot, pelvic and even back pain which result from standing in a static position for long periods of time. The introduction of Anti-fatigue mats has been helpful and success stories from various companies have been recorded. In fact, it was published recently that the use of Anti-fatigue mats at work can increase the productivity of workers, provide comfort, reduce relevant workplace injuries, and also enhance productivity.

However, Anti-Fatigue mats are specially designed ergonomic equipment (mats) which are developed to drastically reduce the symptoms of fatigue which is caused by being in a static position for too long. Anti-Fatigue mats defend you against Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs.), they work by encouraging subtle movements of your foot and leg muscles which encourages the free flowing of blood.
Made from different materials to suit every working environment, Anti-fatigue mats are specially designed to meet the functionality of different environments which includes machine shops, warehouses, factories, kitchens, welding bays, offices (standing desks), shops hotels and hair salons, but they all work in the same way by reducing worker fatigue.

Anti fatigue mats have a cushioning effect that allows continuous micro-movements of the feet, which minimises blood pooling in the legs. Anti-fatigue mats may also help to improve comfort by providing a warmer surface to stand on so offering relief from cold or damp floor conditions.
There is good reason to believe that the reduction of fatigue that is provided by the use of an anti fatigue mat also reduces the possibility of accidents and improves general work efficiency.

How Anti-Fatigue Mats Work and the Principle Behind It

Normally, standing on a hard surface for a long time can be tiring and uncomfortable, this may, however, lead to aches, back and waist pains and other serious WRMSDs. The employees’ leg muscles become static and constricted which reduces blood flow and this can lead to severe pains, discomfort, aches and fatigue.

The employees’ heart will be forced to pump more blood for circulation, the stress on the heart is the main cause of fatigue. Because they are designed to make the muscles inperceptably move, Anti-Fatigue mats help to improve the free flow of blood in the calf and leg muscles which in turn reduces pressure on the heart and therefore reduces fatigue. Research has been carried out which has shown that an employee standing on an Anti-Fatigue mat will be more productive and even more motivated compared to an employee standing on a hard surface.

With the help of an anti fatigue mat and the micro movements in the lower limbs it causes, the venous valve present in your calf pumps the deoxygenated blood back to the heart through the venous system. This re-oxygenated blood can then be distributed throughout the body which in turn provides energy, increases productivity and reduces fatigue. When the body becomes static, the venous pump becomes idle and this causes blood to pool in the lower limbs.

According to a research carried out by prominent Ergonomist, Mark Redfern of the University of Michigan in 1988 on the workers of Ford Chesterfield Trim Plant, it was proven that the workers who used the Anti-Fatigue mats experienced lower fatigue and were up to 50% more productive than the employees who did not.

Health Conditions That May Be Linked to Working On Your Feet
•Joint pains – usually in ankles, knees, hips & back.
•Plantar Fasciitis.
•Increases in fatigue and tiredness which may lead to a lack of concentration and reduced productivity.
•Excessive over-pronation of the feet, possibly contributing to and causing “flat feet”.
•Varicose veins and other circulatory disorders.
•Poor body mechanics and posture
•Swollen Feet & Ankles – blood pools in the lower limbs due to gravity.
•Orthopaedic conditions including reduced muscle elasticity and rheumatic conditions.
•Corns & bunions on feet.
•Achilles Tendonitis.

Benefits of an Anti-Fatigue Mat

The benefits of Anti-Fatigue mats cannot be overemphasised. They can increase employees’ performance, create a comfortable and ideal working environment, and can reduce work place injuries. Highlighted below are the possible benefits of Anti-Fatigue mats:
•Improves general work productivity.
•Improved circulation
•Reduction in WRMSD’s
•Anti-Fatigue mats increase worker performance by reducing fatigue by up to 50%.
•Reduced absenteeism due to reduced medical issues and accidents.
•Promotes positive mental strength and good body dynamics.
•It increases worker comfort and creates a better work environment for employees.

Anti-Fatigue mats also double up as Anti Slip mats, therefore reducing the risk of slips and trips.

Anti-fatigue mats can benefit employees anywhere where they may be standing for long periods of time. This has been confirmed recently in a scientific study undertaken by Loughborough university. The tests took place under laboratory conditions using both objective and subjective measures. 14 participants compared standing on anti fatigue mats with standing on concrete. The subjective results showed significant benefits to the participants standing on the anti fatigue mats and both thermal and postural benefits were experienced and fatigue levels were reduced.

Anti fatigue mats, as many people know are often used in factories, however it is less realised that employees in other sectors can also benefit. Other areas where an anti-fatigue mat could be a benefit include: commercial kitchens, shops, restaurants, banks, hotels, pharmacies, chemists, hotel receptions, warehouses and many more.

With improved anti fatigue mat product ranges, anti fatigue mats no longer have to look ‘industrial’ and we can offer a range of anti fatigue mats to fit in with the look of your premises.

We can supply anti fatigue matting on rolls, cut to length or as individual mats and offer anti fatigue mats for businesses and the home.
If you would like any advice before purchasing an anti fatigue mat, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Anti Fatigue Mats Frequently Asked Questions

What are Anti Fatigue Mats?

Anti fatigue mats are floor mats used to make standing for long periods of time more comfortable and to help reduce fatigue and relieve stress on the Musculoskeletal system.

How do Anti Fatigue Mats work?

Anti fatigue mats offer a soft insulated surface providing a much more comfortable surface to stand on. The softer surface ensures that the feet make micro movements (not noticeable) which helps the blood circulation.

When standing for long periods on a hard surface the muscles in your legs become static and blood flow is reduced. This can cause pain and discomfort. When standing on a soft anti fatigue mat your muscles perform micro movements which enhances blood flow which in turn means that the heart does not have to work as hard and increases the oxygen reaching the heart thus reducing fatigue.

Do Anti Fatigue Mats really help?

Many studies by respected academic bodies have been carried out which show the positive benefits of using an anti fatigue mat.

How do they help?

Being made of a soft material, anti fatigue mats provide a cushioned surface to stand on. This encourages micro movements within the feet which helps to increase blood circulation. The soft surface can also help to reduce stress placed on various parts of the body. They also provide insulation from cold floor surfaces.

What Type of Anti Fatigue Mat would suit me best?

This really depends on the type of work environment. As Anti Fatigue Mat experts we are always pleased to provide help and advice to assist choosing the correct mat for your requirements.

I stand all day, will an anti fatigue mat help me?

An anti fatigue mat can help improve comfort and reduce stress caused by standing all day.