Drytac Joins UK Slip Resistance Group in Move to Broaden Membership
Drytac has become a member of the UK Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG), securing its role as a leading manufacturer of safe, legal and slip-resistant floor graphics media. It is currently the only supplier of products for floor graphics on the UKSRG members' list and demonstrates a move by the Group to broaden its reach.
In existence for four decades, the UKSRG counts several UK businesses and trade associations among its 60 members along with a number of overseas members. The Group produces guidelines on a wide range of floor safety concerns, including the accurate use of the pendulum slip resistance test and test equipment. It also advises on the safe design of steps and stairs, cleaning procedures, footwear in industrial settings and other issues. Several members are active in a range of British, European and international standards committees.
This year has seen unprecedented demand for floor graphics for social distancing and directional applications and, with it, increased examination of their safety in public environments. As a key manufacturer in this sector, Drytac has ensured all its products designed for floor surfaces are subjected to strict testing and certification by recognised bodies. Its membership of the UKSRG reflects this.
"We're delighted to become a member of the UKSRG," says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager, Drytac. "The Group is an independent authority on slip resistance and provides reliable, comprehensive guidance to anyone who is seeking to improve the safety of an environment. We're looking forward to meeting other members, whether face to face or virtually, to discuss and develop ideas going forward."
Steve Thorpe, Chairman at the UK Slip Resistance Group, comments: "We have a diverse membership but Drytac represents a new type of member, and one who is very important given the increased use of floor graphics. We expect to learn a lot from Drytac and vice versa."
Steve adds that the group hopes to invite Shaun to give a presentation early next year, COVID-19 restrictions depending. "Drytac's involvement will bring a lot to our next meeting and I expect to receive a lot of positive feedback from our members," he says.
The UKSRG is encouraging more new members to join, especially end users from sectors including retail, transport and leisure. For more information, please visit the Group website at www.ukslipresistance.org.uk or contact the Group Secretary via firstname.lastname@example.org.