The NZ Department of Conservation trials Global Safe's Safe Grip

News /
14 October 2009

The Department of Conservation’s (DOC) mission is "to conserve New Zealand's natural and historic heritage for all to enjoy now and in the future".

As part of their work they are continually servicing the upkeep of the tracks, huts and bridges to ensure that both New Zealanders and visitors alike have a safe and enjoyable visit to our beautiful country.

One such pedestrian bridge was on the Curtis Falls Track in Egmont National Park, which is within the Wanganui Conservancy. The work required the complete replacement of the bridge, including a suitable safety coating to make the surface non slip, when it was wet.

Current practice is to utilise galvanised mesh over track stairs, boardwalks and bridge deck-boards. However, DOC continually lookout for possible alternatives that are both cost efficient and effective, whilst not detracting or causing harm to the environment.

Global Safe Technologies NZ offered DOC the opportunity to trial its safety non slip product, Safe Grip, which could be applied in strips, in a colour of their choice, directly to the deck-boards, bonding with the original surface. They were also able to show DOC what the deck-boards would look like prior to work being undertaken.

The deck-boards were treated on site at Global Safe’s storage facilities and delivered directly to the bridge constructors Craftbuilt Industries in Levin. All Global Safe’s work was completed within the assigned timeframe, to specification and within budget. The newly completed Curtis Falls track bridge, with its safety non slip surface, is now part of the scenic Egmont National park.

For further information on the Global Safe Technologies Australia’s non slip solutions range of products in Australia call us on the toll free number 1300 668 620 or visit our website

For further information how to solve slippery floor problems in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, please visit the Global Safe Technologies New Zealand & Pacific Islands’ Slippery Floor Problem Solver page or call them in New Zealand 06 377 7555.

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