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Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Matting

How Anti-Fatigue Matting Works and How Your Company Can Benefit


Risks of Prolonged Standing

To understand how Anti-Fatigue Matting works, it is important to know about the risks of standing in the workplace; standing for extended periods of time bears some health risks as our circulatory system is put under pressure: The venous system, which moves blood throughout our body via our veins, is put under additional stress as the heart has to work harder and the pressure on the vein walls increases when we stand in a static position.

As a result, people who stand for prolonged periods of time have an increased risk of damaged joints, swelling of the legs, orthopaedic foot problems (including bunions and Achilles Tendonitis) and venous disorders, including varicose veins. Back, hip and neck pain also commonly occur and diminished elasticity in the soft tissues can lead to rheumatic diseases.

How Anti-Fatigue Mats Work

Anti-fatigue matting works by encouraging regular foot movement as the feet adapt to the cushioned surface of the mat. Muscles in feet and calves expand, contract and activate the venous pump, aiding in pumping blood back up to the heart. When we walk, this naturally occurs due to the movement of our legs and anti-fatigue matting helps create this effect by making your body adjust slightly to the padded surface of the matting.

As a result, anti-fatigue matting creates a healthier and more comfortable workplace for persons who stand for extended periods of time. Users of anti-fatigue matting experience a significant increase in comfort, blood circulation and posture, with their lower and upper legs and lower back areas showing the greatest improvements.

Health and Safety: Avoiding Slips and Trips

Slips and trips are the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces and often result in serious accidents including machine accidents and falls from heights. Nearly a quarter of over-7-day injuries were caused by slips or trips. Often, these accidents result from contaminants on floor surfaces, including water, oil or chemical spillage.

In order to increase workplace safety and reduce accidents that can lead to injuries, it is vital to ensure that floors are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis and that working areas are well-lit. It is also essential to take safety into consideration when selecting flooring for a workplace.  Risks can be significantly reduced with the use of anti-slip matting or flooring. That is why our range includes anti-fatigue mats with ramped or bevelled edges, added grip and bright yellow borders.

The Right Matting for Every Environment



Different Work Environments Require Different Matting Solutions

Our range of anti-fatigue matting includes mats for dry environments and wet environments, anti-fatigue matting that is resistant to industrial oils and chemicals as well as matting that is particularly hard-wearing and fire-tested.

For working areas with water, oil or chemical spillage or with lots of swarf or debris, matting with drainage holes is recommended. Nitrile anti-fatigue mats with a grit top surface provide exceptional grip in particularly wet or oily areas.

Flame retardant heavy-duty anti-fatigue mats are ideal for welding areas. Welding mats are heavy-duty, flame resistant and can withstand demanding industrial use.

Find the Right Matting for Your Workplace in Our Handy Comparison Chart Below:

Anti-Fatigue Matting Comparison Chart Headings
Orthomat Standard Anti-Fatigue Matting
Orthomat Safety Anti-Fatigue Matting
Orthomat Diamond Tread Anti-Fatigue Matting
Anti-Fatigue Matting Comparison Chart Headings
Orthomat Diamond Tread Safety Anti-Fatigue Matting
Bubblemat Anti-Fatigue Matting
Deckplate Anti-Fatigue Matting
Anti-Fatigue Matting Comparison Chart Headings
Safety Deckplate Anti-Fatigue Matting
Diamond Tread Welding Mat Anti-Fatigue Matting
Orthomat Ultimate Anti-Fatigue Matting
Anti-Fatigue Matting Comparison Chart Headings
K-Mat Anti-Fatigue Matting
Worksafe Mat Anti-Fatigue Matting
Worksafe Oil Resistant Mat Anti-Fatigue Matting
Rampmat Anti-Fatigue Matting

Explore Our Full Range of Workplace Matting Today

You will find all of the products in our comparison chart, plus many more dry area and wet area anti-fatigue matting solutions in our workshop matting store.


Do You Have Any Questions About Anti-Fatigue Matting?

For advice or to arrange a free site survey or request a free sample, get in touch with our expert product advisors on 08082397985 or [email protected]