Safeguard Technology, Inc.

1460 Miller Parkway
Streetsboro,  OH  44241-4640

United States
http://www.safeguard-technology.com
  • Booth: 2802

Since 1992, Safeguard is the leading manufacturer of safety products made to stop slips and falls in the Oil & Gas industry. Safeguard’s full line of Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Step, Walkway, and Ladder Rung Covers have the most options, including steel and FRP base materials, safety messaging, and glow-in-the-dark colors. The top quality anti-slip products are made specifically to meet the demands of customers.


 Press Releases

  • Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Covers with steel base material are the only Anti-Slip to comply with IMO flame and smoke/toxicity requirements.

    Inside and out, your rig must be safe for the people aboard. That’s why regulations specify that indoor FRP grating must meet acceptable levels of flame spread and smoke generation/toxicity. Regulators have extended this requirement to include the anti-slip covers that are universally used to prevent slips-and-falls on drilling rigs.

    Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Covers for steps and walkways with steel base material have been tested to the ISO 5659-2 protocol and found to comply with the two applicable IMO Resolutions. Installed over compliant grating, your crew will not only be protected against slips-and-falls but also from flames and toxic smoke in case of a fire.

    The two relevant IMO Resolutions:

    • Section 5.5.2: IMO Resolution A.653(16) - Recommendations on Improved Fire Test Procedures (Flame Spread)
    • Section 5.7.2: IMO Resolution MSC.61(67), Part 2 Smoke and Toxicity Test - IMO Fire Test Procedures Code (FTPC)

    According to ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (2017 – see p. 45), all FRP gratings fitted in enclosed areas must have low flame spread characteristics as proven by either an ASTM E-84 test result with flame spread rating of 20 or less or tested to IMO Resolution A.653(16).

    Additionally, any FRP grating within accommodation, service, and control spaces must have low smoke characteristics as determined by the approved test procedures in IMO Resolution MSC.61(67), Part 2 Smoke and Toxicity Test - IMO Fire Test Procedures Code (FTPC). Low smoke characteristics refer to the amount of smoke generated when the material catches fire and also to the toxicity of the smoke.

    Keep your rig as safe as possible – use Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Covers with steel base material to prevent injuries on steps and walkways. Rest assured that workers in enclosed areas will have ample time to evacuate in case of fire.

    Contact Safeguard to request the independent UL test results: 800-989-1695 / +1-330-995-5200


 Products

  • IMO Compliant Anti-Slip Step Covers from Safeguard
    IMO safety regulations say that indoor FRP grating must meet acceptable levels of flame spread and smoke generation/toxicity. Regulators include anti-slip covers used on drilling rigs. Safeguard's steel-based anti-slip covers keep you in compliance....

  • The Only Anti-Slip Products that Comply with IMO Resolutions cited in the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

    Inside and out, your rig must be safe for the people aboard. That’s why regulations specify that indoor FRP grating must meet acceptable levels of flame spread and smoke generation/toxicity. Regulators have extended this requirement to include the anti-slip covers that are universally used to prevent slips-and-falls on drilling rigs.

    Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Covers for steps and walkways with steel base material have been tested to the ISO 5659-2 protocol and found to comply with the two applicable IMO Resolutions. Installed over compliant grating, your crew will not only be protected against slips-and-falls but also from flames and toxic smoke in case of a fire.

    The two relevant IMO Resolutions:

    • Section 5.5.2: IMO Resolution A.653(16) - Recommendations on Improved Fire Test Procedures (Flame Spread)
    • Section 5.7.2: IMO Resolution MSC.61(67), Part 2 Smoke and Toxicity Test - IMO Fire Test Procedures Code (FTPC)

    According to ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (2017 – see p. 45), all FRP gratings fitted in enclosed areas must have low flame spread characteristics as proven by either an ASTM E-84 test result with flame spread rating of 20 or less or tested to IMO Resolution A.653(16).

    Additionally, any FRP grating within accommodation, service, and control spaces must have low smoke characteristics as determined by the approved test procedures in IMO Resolution MSC.61(67), Part 2 Smoke and Toxicity Test - IMO Fire Test Procedures Code (FTPC). Low smoke characteristics refer to the amount of smoke generated when the material catches fire and also to the toxicity of the smoke.

    Keep your rig as safe as possible – use Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Covers with steel base material to prevent injuries on steps and walkways. Rest assured that workers in enclosed areas will have ample time to evacuate in case of fire.

    Contact Safeguard to request the independent UL test results: 800-989-1695 / +1-330-995-5200