Bridge Wing - Non-Slip Matting


Club Ship Inspectors often find ships with bare-steel bridge wing decks, which can be very slippy when wet. Some ships lay a rubber matting but this tends to accumulate water. This ship has fitted rubber matting with holes that allow drainage of any water and allow for a non-slip deck. Often new ships are fitted with similar matting, but once it becomes worn, company superintendents can be reluctant to replace it. This may be a false economy if the matting is effective at reducing the number of slips and falls.

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