Additional sizes listed as Enaris anti-slip absorbent floor mats available via NHS supply chain prove popular
ANTI-SLIP absorbent floor mats from Enaris – now available through the NHS Supply Chain – have now been listed in additional sizes, due to popular demand.
The disposable mats were developed with the safety of staff and the comfort of the user in mind. They help keep floors clean, dry and slip-free in a number of areas within the hospital, including operating theatres, scrub areas and maternity.
Sizes initially listed with the NHSSC were 84cm x 102cm (NHSSC code VWL312) for our superior mat (also available on a roll 84cm x 30.5m – VWL311) and 58cm x 100cm (VWL313) for our standard mat. Our superior mat, which is orange/white, absorbs 5L per sq metre, while standard (blue/white) absorbs 3L per sq metre.
Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Enaris MD, said: “We’re getting very positive feedback from a number of trusts, who tell us the mats are used and appreciated in a variety of places. Excess fluid can be a problem in a range of locations within a hospital.
“These mats are already very popular in a number of hospitals from whom we are getting regular orders, and we’re very pleased to be able to offer them via the NHS Supply Chain, meaning users can purchase them much more easily.
“We had requests from a few trusts for different sizes, which we are happy to supply. As the mats are used in such a range of places – from operating theatres to maternity, scrubs areas to urology, it made sense to offer more flexibility.”
Anti-slip absorbent floor mats help improve turn-around and reduce cleaning times, are safe for staff to stand on, and even help prevent fatigue due to their cushioning.
One happy customer is Sharon Fletcher, clinical lead nurse for theatres, fertility and procedures at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. She said: “We have used the absorbent floor mats in our operating theatres; they have been very useful as we were able to put them down on an already wet surface and they didn’t slip at all.
“They were very absorbent and were great for our obstetric theatres. We have been really happy with this product, finding them a safe and easy product to use.”
- Key features of the Enaris anti-slip absorbent floor mat include
- Can be used in both wet and dry situations (can be thrown down safely on existing spillages as well as on dry floors)
- Highly absorbent, absorbing 3 or 5 litres per square metre
- No superabsorbent powders so mats retain shape without swelling
- Once wet, capillary action means mat holds to the surface
- Cushioned effect helps prevent fatigue
- Easy disposal, mat is suitable for incineration
- Economical and cost-effective solution
- Manufactured here in the UK
Enaris – the new name for Sirane’s medical division – was launched in March 2017 to service medical, laboratory, dental, care-home, emergency and veterinary sectors.
It has drawn on Sirane’s expertise in areas including absorbency and material science – as well as from listening to the needs of the market – to create a portfolio of products, many of which are available to buy online from www.enaris.co.uk
Other products manufactured by Enaris include absorbent tourniquet limb drapes, compliant specimen transportation packaging including 95 kPa bags, and products such as emergency spill-control pads and incontinence sheets.