Ultima solution for hospital kitchens

Polysafe Ultima, an extra tough sheet vinyl safety flooring from commercial flooring specialist and Contract Flooring Association resilient manufacturer of the year Polyflor Ltd, has been installed in the kitchens at Wrightington Hospital in Wigan.

Specially developed for such intensely trafficked heavy-duty areas where enhanced slip resistance is paramount and a number of meals are served per day, Polysafe Ultima meets HSE guidelines by achieving a sustainable 40 slip resistance (RRL Pendulum wet test – Four-S/Slider 96 rubber). Ultima also achieves a surface roughness reading of Rz 70µm, recommended to cope safely with all levels of spillage of olive oil, cooking stock and similar high viscosity contaminants in kitchens and food processing areas.

“We selected the flooring based on HSE recommendations and are extremely pleased with its performance,” says Brian Porter from the hospital’s facilities department.

The product – installed by St Helens-based CMC Flooring – has been independently tested and results demonstrate that it inhibits the growth of MRSA. An effective cleaning regime is, however, the most important defence against infection.

Fully conforming to EN13845, the European Norm for safety flooring, and flexible for ease of installation, coving and welding, Polysafe Ultima offers a choice of six practical and robust colours.

Full details from Polyflor Ltd, Radcliffe New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7NR. Tel: 0161-767 1111. Fax: 0161-767 1128. Website: www.polyflor.com Email: info@polyflor.com

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