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Have you had an Accident at work?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
madonna brit awards

Madonna took a bit of a tumble during her performance at the Brit Awards

As we all know, the Bafta’s were televised last night and if you didn’t manage to see Madonna’s majestic fall during her performance you will have definitely heard about it. Being the considerate and thoughtful staff we are here at Heskins we thought we would highlight the matter and how this could be avoided in future.

During Madonna’s performance at the Brit Awards, it was apparent she was “Into the Groove” when she fell backwards on stage. We have a wide range of non-abrasive tapes that would have ideal. For example Transparent Coarse Resilient holds high levels of non-slip whist also being discrete. By simply applying this product, it provides excellent non-slip properties that could have avoided the fall and Twitter trends of “#SheFellOver” going viral.

Please see our range of non-abrasive products – http://www.heskins.com/aqua-safe-non-abrasives


Even Penguins Need Slip Protection!

Friday, February 13th, 2015
gentoo penguin

Penguins, too adorable.

Gentoo penguins are the fastest underwater swimming penguins (incredible speeds of 36km/h or 22mph), they thrive in some of the world’s harshest environment and even build shelters out of local stones to protect their nests, yet even these fantastic creatures need help with slip protection!

The superb aquarium, The Deep, in Hull, northern England recently opened their new enclosure complete with swimming pool, snow generator and even a riverside view, within 10 minutes it was closed due to the penguins slipping. A new anti slip floor will be installed for slip protection to keep them on their feet.


Who says that slip stories can’t have a happy ending?


Why don’t penguins like rock music?


They only like sole.


Non Slip Fabric; Now in Red & Blue

Friday, February 6th, 2015

red non slip fabricNon slip fabric, our very versatile anti slip mesh product, has now got a couple of additions to the range.

A fabric mesh is created, before applying a non slip foam, which is aerated so when dry, it’s non slip and grip properties are achieved by the fabric compressing under the weight of the object placed upon it, creating an almost holding grip effect.

Until recently we only stocked fairly neutral colours, black, white and beige. They have been popular with our customers for many years, due to the ability to blend in to surroundings, providing inconspicuous slip protection for expensive items or objects within mobile units.

blue non slip fabric mesh and foam

The fabric mesh underneath the non slip foam

We had an enquiry from a customer in the marine industry, requesting our non slip fabric in more bright and vivid colours, their choices being red and blue. We produced some custom stock for them and since that time, the popularity has gone through the roof! The brighter colours have been very popular in the marine industry.

Red and blue non slip fabric is available in the same sizes as all our other non slip fabrics, up to 1.5 metres in width and up to 25 metres in length.

For more information on our non slip fabric, head over to the page here. To place an order, or to enquire about custom options, please contact us by phone, email, live chat, or the contact us form on this very site.