The type of flooring used in the workplace directly impacts the worker’s health and safety. The combination of the right footwear and the floor mat will dramatically improve the working conditions. The importance of safety matting is vital to reduce fatigue and prevent injuries like slips, trips, and falls.
In the upstream, the rig floor is the most dangerous location on the rig because heavy equipment is used during the drilling process. Tasks like drilling and manipulating sections of pipe or making connections on the rig floor can be very dangerous due to slippery drilling mud accumulating on the metal rig floor.
As reported by the IADC International Association of Drilling Contractors, 34.15% of recordable incidents happened on the rig floor in the USA and 20% of recordable incidents happened on the rig floor in Canada last year (Land operation). In other regions, the percentage goes from 20% to 37.50%.
Using a rig floor traction and safety matting can eliminate hazardous working conditions and create a safer work area.
Katch Kan’s rig floor traction and safety matting, Katch Mat, is the only mat on the market that also provides drilling fluid containment. It has the ability to channel fluids out of the way and into the Zero Spill System for recycling and reuse. The raised traction nodes optimize the traction while preventing workers’ feet to touch the fluids on the floor. The modular design also makes repair and transportation very easy for the rig crew.
The Katch Mat is lightweight and extremely durable. The Katch Mat material is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, impact and invert fluids. The bright colour-coded design keeps green hands safe and aware of the environment. The different colours help to identify safety, caution, and danger zones easily.
Katch Kan has available different types of mats depending on the application. The Stab Mat is designed to protect threads and channel drilling fluids to drain while racking tubing/drilling pipe. The Stair Tread Mat is an anti-slip, anti-fatigue, high-traction easy-to-install mat.
Contact us to learn more about your options. We also provide custom solutions.