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Incorrect Anti Slip Regulations & Standards: Clearing Up Some Mistakes


There is some confusion related to the standard EN13552 covering anti-slip regulations and anti-slip tape. In this post, we discuss why this is.

Are you baffled by the labyrinth of anti-slip regulations and standards? Fear not, dear reader, for you are not alone. There seems to be a rife misunderstanding around the standard EN13552 and its relation to anti-slip regulations and anti-slip tape. So let’s roll up our sleeves, delve into the mystery, and bring forth some clarity.

Periodically, we have been presented with queries from our valued customers, eagerly asking whether our top-notch anti-slip materials comply with the EN 13552 certification. Allow me to declare unequivocally: EN13552 bears no relation to anti-slip materials, either now or ever before. A persistent myth, propagated by an initial mistake, has continued to snowball over time. You may have encountered companies flaunting their anti-slip tape, boasting it is approved to EN13552. Beware of such assertions. In the regrettable event of a slip injury claim requiring legal protection, relying on EN13552 for support could leave you high and dry.

So, what exactly is EN 13522? Let’s unravel this enigma. Contrary to the misleading information circulated in certain quarters, EN 13552 is a somewhat obscure standard pertaining specifically to the technique of connecting two master rolls of fabric. It’s like the special secret handshake known only to fabric manufacturers. Anti-slip, my friends, doesn’t even warrant a passing mention within this standard. EN 13522 is solely dedicated to fabric joins, and bears no relation to safety, flooring, or anti-slip matters.

The precise wording of the document states: “Textile machinery and accessories. Cloth rollers. Specification for connections for automation of roller changing”. Sounds fascinating, right? But nothing there remotely connected to anti-slip or safety measures.

Having uncovered this fact, you might be wondering, “What should I do if I’ve been touting my product’s compliance with EN 13552?” If you find yourself in this position, I urge you to act swiftly. Remove any reference to approval under EN 13552 from your website or other literature. Failing to do so may put you in a vulnerable legal position.

You might ask, “How can I verify this information?” To cross-check this clarification, I wholeheartedly encourage you to examine the actual EN13552 standard. Yes, the very document that has been the cause of all the hullabaloo. You can easily find it online by clicking here.

So, there you have it, my friends. The mythical link between anti-slip materials and the EN 13552 certification has been debunked. As we navigate the world of safety standards together, let’s ensure we remain anchored in fact and accuracy. Here at Heskins, we’re committed to providing you with not just exceptional anti-slip solutions, but also with accurate and reliable information.

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