In response to concerns regarding potential “slip and fall” accidents on the platform steps at their Brunswick St station, QR was looking for a non-slip industrial epoxy flooring to help minimise the risk. Based on the success of Jaxxon coatings in over 4000m2 of their Mayne workshop flooring, QR decided to utilise the same system for this particular application.
The condition of the existing surface was very similar to those experienced in the workshop application – a dirty and worn, yet basically sound coating was in place. The surface was prepared by degreasing and water-blasting, which left the substrate clean and ready for coating. The non-slip industrial epoxy flooring once again consisted of the Kevlar®-reinforced Jaxxon 1535 basecoat, seeded with a light scattering of aluminium oxide, followed by a topcoat of Jaxxon 1515. To complete the application, yellow line marking was sprayed in strips onto the front edge to clearly define the step surface.
This application was an example of the trials being done with Jaxxon products on the back of the Mayne workshop. The solvent-free formulation of the industrial epoxy floor coatings held particular appeal to the safety-conscious QR administration and they were keen to explore other areas of use.
You can find more information and tips on our industrial epoxy flooring post, and see more examples of industrial epoxy flooring in a prison, mine drainage area, mine loading area, chemical handling facility and fire station by clicking the links.
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