A barge is a boat with a flat bottom built mainly for river and canal transportation of goods. There is a plethora of types of barges, from an oil barges to car barges. One common factor of each type of barge is the barge deck that can often become slippery. Fall hazards are a potential issue for crews and employees, as they are the leading cause of fatalities for this industry. Barge cleaning workers are required to work in potentially dangerous environments and accidents involving elevation equipment can be serious, even fatal. High pressure cleaning and weather elements can add to the slipperiness of barge decking.
How to incorporate safety into barge decking:
These are just a few of the steps that should be taken when designing a barge deck. Barge decks can also be retrofitted with a new material if you would like to incorporate slip resistance into an existing design. SlipNOT® provides products in steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel and aluminum, providing versatility for multiple environments.