CASE STUDY: Healthcare - Dorset NHS Trust - Entrance Matting

  • Healthcare - Dorset NHS Trust - Entrance Matting
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The Problem

The busy main A&E lobby at Poole General Hospital needed an entrance matting system that would comply with Health and Safety requirements and effectively prevent moisture and dirt from being transferred to the main hospital floor. The matting also had to be wheelchair and caster-wheel friendly. Ambulance crews regularly cross the entrance with heavy trolley beds.

The Requirement

Dorset NHS Trust asked KC Carpets and Flooring to assess the requirement. There was no existing mat-well, and due to the busy nature of the location there was no opportunity to create one. The new matting needed to be surface mounted. To be sure of the right specification KC Carpets and Flooring contacted Quantum Matting. 

The Solution

KC Carpets and Flooring called for the free QSMS measure service. A Quantum Matting surveyor was on site within 24 hours to measure-up. The Quantum 12mm Grid Matting (with anthracite coral brush inserts) was recommended, along with a solid aluminium ramp edge for the transitions. This was ordered, delivered on time, and coordinated with the installation team keep disruption to a minimum. The Quantum Matting ‘aid and assist’ service also meant a matting specialist was present on the day to help with any fitting questions.

The Conclusion

Dorset NHS Trust had an entrance matting installed that was ‘fit for purpose’. Namely it was safe, reduced the risk of a slip trip or fall, and helped prevent the ingress of moisture and dirt into the hospital. 

KC Carpets and Flooring were backed up by the Quantum Matting service that delivered a quality product on-time and to the right specification.

No hassle - job done!