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Treading foot at the Tower of London – ground protection mats

The Tower of London, is home to the Crown jewels and holds exhibitions, collections and attractions throughout the year. Recognised as one of London’s most beloved and attractive tourist destinations, the Tower as around 2.8 million visitors each year.

In 2022. the year of the Jubilee, a huge influx of visitors were welcomed through its doors. With such large numbers to visit to historic landmark, the undulating and cobbled ground required expert protection. The soil’s integrity was under question and there was a potential threat to public safety. The safest and easiest solution was to contact the experts, SafeSite Facilities, and install ground protection mats to the areas in question.

What are ground protection mats?

Ground, or floor protection mats are used when a non-slip protective surface is required on soft or sensitive ground. They can also be personalised with a company logo, corporate colours, and contact details. Lightweight yet durable, these are easy to transport and can be quickly installed by minimum personnel.

Piece of mind for safety and protection

The lawns around the Tower can be damaged by large numbers of visitors. They also present a danger, with poor weather affecting the integrity and slipperiness of the ground. The cobbled stones flank the grassed areas and can be very challenging for those with low mobility, prams, wheel chairs or walking aids. A key health and safety consideration for events and attractions is for adequate protection to be installed to prevent accidents. Failure to do so would be in contravention of HSE regulations

We provided high-quality, durable floor protection mats and our protection mats increased accessibility for the venue and limited any damage to the ground in the process.

ground protection mats on cobbled surface
ground mats at the Tower of London

Fast, reliable ground protection

Greig McGarva, Hire and Sales Team Leader, spoke of his delight in being involved in this project:

“It was really satisfying to to provide matting for this incredible national treasure. It took just 1 day to install the mats and meant that huge numbers of visitors could walk around the tower carefree, taking in and experiencing the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“A bit part of our ethos is our solution-focussed approach and we especially enjoy getting involved in high-profile projects. Whether you’re managing a famous landmark or small businesse, we’re happy to provide our expert advice.”

SafeSite operative installing ground mats

Success through standards

Greig McGarva: “SafeSite Facilities started as a small enterprise and deploying solutions for high profile venues is testament to how far we’ve come.  We implement new solutions as they are introduced, and our staff undergo strict training to ensure our solutions are always of the highest calibre.

We achieve these feats because our standards don’t budge. We turn up. We do the job correctly. Safety is paramount, and so is excellent customer support. That’s what people look for.”

We have a number of products which continually prove invaluable to events organisers and excursions. Whether its lighting, floor protection, queue management or security, we have the product and solution for you. Contact us to learn more. 

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