At Heskins, we supply three grades of our Safety-Grip anti-slip tape, these being H3401 Standard Safety-Grip, H3402 Coarse Safety-Grip and H3402_UC Extra Coarse Safety-Grip. These three grades all provide different value to the user. Fortunately, they all follow the same application steps.
Equipment You Will Need:
- Safety-Grip Anti-Slip Tape (H3401, H3402 or H3402_UC)
- IPA Surface Cleaner
- Tape Measure
- Scissors/Utility Knife
Make sure you have all equipment to hand before we begin, as time away from specific steps could affect the success of the end result.
Step 1 – Clean the Application Area with IPA Surface Cleaner
The first step would be to put your gloves on as some chemicals could be harmful, and the tapes are abrasive, which could cause damage to bare skin.
Then, apply H3508 IPA surface cleaner to the application surface using a clean, dry cloth. IPA Cleaner removes all the potential contaminants on the surface, lengthening the life of Safety-Grip.
Step 2 – Measure the Required Length of Tape
Grab your tape measure and measure the surface to give you the exact length of non-slip tape you need before applying. Try to stay precise as you don’t want any waste.
Step 3 – Cut the Anti-Slip Tape to Length
Grab your measurement from your tape measure, line it up accurately to the Safety-Grip tape, and get your scissors to cut a clean line across. Once again, trying not to waste any material.
Step 4 – Remove the Anti-Slip Tape’s Backing Liner
Peel off the backing liner from the tape as the surface is ready for application. For larger sheets of tape, peel the backing liner away in sections as you apply each segment, exposing another area of the adhesive. Reveal one corner of the Safety-Grip, place it down, and slowly peel away the backing liner while applying pressure.
Step 5 – Apply Heskins Safety-Grip to The Application Surface
Align the non-slip tape in the correct position, then use firm, even pressure to ensure no air bubbles and straight tape alignment. This step provides a good bond fully between the Safety-Grip and the surface.
Step 6 – Add Edge Fix to Prevent Edge Lift
Adding a thin bead of edge fix down the sides of the applied tape is good practice to improve durability and prevent edge lift in high-traffic areas.
What Are Heskins Three Grades?
Standard H3401 Safety-Grip is used for general applications. It’s perfect for domestic or working environments and is more commonly used on steps and stairways to provide non-slip protection.
Heskins H3402 Coarse Safety-Grip has larger grit granules on the anti-slip surface, which prevents the tape from clogging up with dirt and provides excellent durability.
The final grade is H3402_UC Extra Coarse Safety-Grip is designed for heavy-duty use. The deep grit allows the anti-slip tape to withstand harsh working conditions, allowing water to flow away. This grit is heavy, requiring a unique film.
View the Three Grades of Anti-Slip Tape Video
Via our YouTube Channel or the Heskins Website.