Minimising health issues caused by wall damage
A range of wall protection, handrails and accessories aims to minimise the damage done to walls by trolleys, wheelchairs and other impacts, which sets up a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
The damage done to walls by trolleys, wheelchairs and other impacts sets up a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Many local architects, builders and end users fail to include wall protection and handrail systems in their planning and design stages, meaning healthcare facilities have to retrofit wall protection in a bid to fight bacterial infection.
Gerflor has launched a range of wall protection, handrails and accessories in the Australian market. Known as Gerflor SPM, the collection of wall, corner, door and handrail systems has been tested in real operating conditions with weights that correspond to trolleys and impact speeds consistent with people on the move at 320 kilograms at 3 kilometres per hour. In addition, range is specially designed to prevent a build-up of dust and germs. Gerflor’s SPM products are 100 percent antibacterial, and the non-porous surface and rounded design of the products are the result of in-depth engineering studies.