New cable protectors prevent tripping
24 October 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201916873
BMG has extended its range of Coba floor safety products, with the introduction of new electrical safety mats and accessories, which are suitable for interior and exterior installations.
“CablePro cable protectors have been designed to reduce the risk of people tripping over loose cables and to prevent damage to the cable and its contents,” said Andrew Johns, Business Unit Manager, Tools and Equipment division, BMG. “Trailing cables on a floor surface are a trip hazard and in order to prevent injury and damage, it is critical that loose cables are properly protected and insulated, with sufficient warning to pedestrians of potential risk.
“BMG specialists work closely with the Coba team to supply durable floor safety products for our customer-base with improved safety in all environments, including the workplace.”
The CablePro range of durable cable protectors encompasses single and multiple channel options, with special products designed for heavy-traffic areas and for larger cables.
CablePRO GP - a general-purpose cable protector that accommodates various cables, is available in 3 m or 9 m lengths, which can be cut to exact requirements. This hard-wearing material withstands pedestrian and wheeled traffic and is quick and easy to install, indoors or outside. A hazard strip version is also available for increased visibility and greater safety in darker environments.
The CablePRO Data range comprises multiple channels for telephone, power or Ethernet cables. This system, which reduces the risk of tripping over data cables, is also ideal for keeping multiple cable types separate. The seam in the base is used for efficiently snapping cables. These protectors are cut easily on-site, to exact requirements.
The range of CablePRO HD cable protectors encompasses two heavy-duty indoor and outdoor options for areas with extreme pedestrian movement or the hazard of tripping associated with larger cables. Tough ramped edges are designed to protect cables from wheeled traffic, such as cars and forklifts and 23 mm diameter channels accommodate larger, heavy-duty cables. These protectors can withstand traffic of up to 6 tons.
The CablePRO indoor mat (0,4 m x 1,2 m) with a total weight of approximately 3,95 kg/m² and height of 11,4 mm, is laid over cables for protection against tripping hazards, associated to loose cables on floor surfaces. This anti-static mat has a durable nylon surface, with a cleated non-slip backing made from nitrile rubber and an integrated cable run. As an additional warning to pedestrians, the edge has a highly visible hazardous stripe. These mats are UV and light-resistant and are also suitable for use over underfloor heating.
All CablePRO systems are manufactured from a flexible, flame-retardant PVC extrusion compound. Properties include a 1 500 kg/m³ density, hardness of 85 Shore “A”, a tensile strength of 14,0 MPa and elongation at break of 250%.