Heskins Donates Trophies to Leyland Warriors

Friday, March 24th, 2017
heskins donates trophies

Play of the Match trophy on the left, Man of the Match trophy on the right

Heskins are proud to announce our support of Leyland Warriors U9’s rugby team. We have done so in the form of donating two trophies to be presented at the end of every match. One trophy for best play of the match and one for the man of the match.

Michael, one of Heskins most long-standing employees, reached out to ask if we would like to support the team as Ethan, Michaels son, plays for them.

Heskins have duly obliged with a fine pair of trophies that will be presented at the end of each match for the winning players to take home and display proudly for the week.

Heskins love to see kids being active and feel this is a great gesture to help motivate them further.

Heskins wish the Leyland Warriors U9’s and teams for their other age groups the best of luck for the rest of the season.

If you would like to learn more information so you can go and show your support, you can do so right here.

Replacement Anti Slip Inserts for Stair Nosings

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

anti slip stair nosing insertsAnti-slip stair nosings are one of those things that the general public often tend to walk over without a moments notice…. I know I usually don’t, outside of work anyway. However, the difference they make when it comes to reducing slip and fall accidents on steps is incredible.

Many steps in public buildings are made from materials that seem to have been chosen for their aesthetics only. Coincidentally the result is that many of the surfaces have a very low energy, meaning that, surprise surprise, the risk of slips is extremely high. When it’s raining you may as well be walking on ice.

Of course, even surfaces with higher energy surfaces still carry the potential for a loss of grip, due to the grip, or lack of, on a person’s shoes.

This makes anti slip stair nosing incredibly vital to public safety.

Anti Slip Stair Nosing Inserts

application of anti slip inserts for stair nosingsOften stair nosings come in two parts. The metal fixture that is applied to the edge of the stairs themselves and the anti slip inserts. With the main fixture being made of metal, it’s going to take a fair amount of force and more than a lifetimes worth of wear to probably require replacing. It is a fact that the anti slip inserts, however, will definitely require replacing sooner. Particularly in high traffic areas, as poorly maintained anti-slip inserts can be just as dangerous as having no anti slip stair nosings.

Here is a range of Heskins products that make excellent anti-slip stair nosing inserts.

Safety Grip

Heskins flagship material is available in 3 grades; standard, coarse and extra coarse. Standard would be an efficient abrasive to use on indoor applications and some outdoor applications. Coarse and extra coarse would be better suited for outdoor applications exclusively.

Aqua Safe

Aqua Safe is similar to what you see used as anti slip stair nosing inserts on most common applications. The embossed surface makes for excellent anti-slip protection on various indoor or covered areas.


Resilient will perform similarly to Aqua Safe, providing effective slip protection in most general indoor applications. Heskins also produce different variants, with coarse and lean coarse resilient also available. High quality glow in the dark anti slip tape also employs clear coarse resilients anti slip surface. In low light areas this would be perfect for application as anti slip inserts for stair nosings.

Cushion Grip

Cushion grip is rather different to most of Heskins products, but would definitely suit as an anti slip insert for stair nosings. A foamed anti-slip surface is as effective as any for indoor applications.

Heskins can supply any of these in various colours, widths and lengths. Certain post-production custom services to get exactly the size or shape you need can require minimum order quantities.

If you would like to discuss this, or order, you can do so by contacting the sales team by phone, live chat or the contact us form on the website.


Heskins Exhibiting at LogiMAT 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017
heskins logimat 2016

Heskins stand from LogiMAT last year

We’re happy to announce that Heskins are exhibiting at LogiMAT this year.

LogiMAT is held at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre in Stuttgart, Germany. An international trade fair, in its 15th year, for businesses involved in distribution, handling and information flow.

Held from the 14th until the 16th March, the expo will be host to thousands of attendees and many exhibitors from around the world. There was over 40,000 visitors in 2016 and over 1,200 exhibitors, and this year they are looking to increase those numbers further.

More information is available on the LogiMAT website.

Heskins main capacity there will be to promote our heavy duty line marking products, PermaStripe and PermaRoute. While our range of anti slip will be available to view and discuss, it is an intralogistics expo, thus making it a great opportunity to promote PermaStripe and PermaRoute further.

Samples and literature will be available at our stand, along with some of our sales team who will be ready and waiting to answer any questions that you have.

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Come and see us in hall 5 on stand 5C80 at LogiMAT 2017. We look forward to talking to you.