Anti-slip absorbent floor mats for use in surgery

ANTI-SLIP absorbent floor mats from Enaris – now available through the NHS Supply Chain – have received the endorsement of a top UK surgeon working in the Spire Group.

Brian Bradnock FRCSOrth said the mats were the perfect solution for anyone looking at getting to grips with a wet theatre floor – and creating a safer working environment.

Mr Bradnock, explaining the mats’ benefits, said: “All theatre users will be aware of the numerous wet patches that are on the floor; these are usually caused by surgeons!

“The wet surface around the scrubbing-up sinks and around the operating table represents a significant slip hazard. The latest anti-slip absorbent mat from Enaris addresses this problem. The mat adheres to the wet floor and absorbs liquids spilling onto it.

“This provides a much safer environment to work in. “

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 listed with the NHSSC are 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.

We also recently added a standard mat, 58cm x 50cm (VWL314) and a standard roll (VWL315). All products are available to order now from the NHSSC.

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.

“The feedback from Brian Bradnock – a very-well respected surgeon – is further testament of how effective the Enaris mats are at solving a very real problem in theatres.”

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.

Another 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.”

To arrange free samples of the anti-slip absorbent floor mat, contact the Enaris customer services team on 01952 230055.

95 kPa pressure bags

ENARIS Safe-hold absorbent 95 kPa specimen transport bags are designed to ensure safe and compliant storage and transport of diagnostic and clinical samples, infectious and hazardous materials, chemicals and environmental samples.

They are engineered to ensure compliance with the relevant transport regulations including ADR, RID and IATA regulations, UN2814, UN2900 or UN3373 and associated Packing Instructions 602, 620 or 650 as appropriate.

Safe-Hold™ absorbent 95 kPa specimen transport bags - sometimes known as pressure bags - provide effective secondary packaging for clinical samples and can withstand the pressure needed to meet all packing legislation requirements during transportation.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Enaris MD, said: “Our 95 kPa bags are part of a range of products perfect for ensuring full compliance when transporting samples and other potentially dangerous goods – and have been independently tested.

“Enaris 95 kPa specimen transport bags are available in a wide range of sizes with absorbency levels calculated to meet all of the regulatory requirements.

“They are available with a leak-proof adhesive closure, puncture resistance, printed tracking information and other features – we can also offer document pouches.”

Specimen transport bags have a specially designed adhesive closure to ensure containment of the liquid in the case of leakage or breakage of the primary container. A thick, absorbent cushioning layer soaks up all the liquid and traps it inside the pouch. An outer, waterproof film ensures liquid enclosure, even in the event of catastrophic failure of the primary package.

Safe-Hold 95 kPa bags can be used in conjunction with Safe-hold absorbent pads and absorbent pouches for 100% compliant specimen transportation.

Enaris – the new name for Sirane’s medical division – has been created 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

Other products offered by Enaris include non-slip disposable absorbent floor mats used in operating theatres, scrubs, urology, maternity and more – and sold into the NHS via the Supply Chain - and products such as spill pads and incontinence sheets.

We also manufacture absorbent spillage protection, absorbent wadding, absorbent tourniquet drapes, absorbent dental products and much more.

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