Access Safety

  • Sidewalks and squares with uneven floors and kd tilSidlk cracked tiles

    CAUSE:
    Materials with low impact strength, high porosity and insufficient hardness become deteriorate in few years due to temperature changes, roots of trees and daily aggressions. All these problems cause street accidents and poor perception of public spaces.

    SOLUTION:
    Building resistant bases for hard and impact proved pavements.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS range, Silent SC

  • Run over pedestrians in crosswalks

    CAUSE:
    There are several factors that come together to produce fatalities: fast driving, pedestrians or driver distractions and poorly marked and illuminated crossings. More recently, silent electric vehicles and reduced reaction time of elder drivers and pedestrians have also increased the number of accidents.

    SOLUTION:
    Warn drivers about crossing proximity, alert pedestrians about crossing edges and vehicles approaching. Install tactile guiding pavement in crossings.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNT, Access TACTILE Alert

  • Pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists falls

    CAUSE:
    While irregular sidewalks, slippery surfaces and excessive slope are the cause of many of the falls suffered by pedestrians. Crossing painting, especially when wet or poorly maintained, causes accidents to pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.

    SOLUTION:
    Avoid painting in crossings and install high-grip pavements in slopes.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNT

  • Lack of accessibility in urban space

    CAUSE:
    In recent years people who occasionally used alone public space in the past are now regular users. Many elder, blind, children, people with intellectual disabilities or reduced mobility are now regular users. However, the lack of tactile signage, poorly executed curb cuts and obstacles on the sidewalks difficult their right to mobility.

    SOLUTION:
    Provide flat and non-slippery pavements with tactile guides when necessary.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS range, Access TACTILE, Eco Snowmelt Systems

  • Air pollution

    CAUSE:
    Vehicles, heating systems and industry exhaust create an excessive amount of pollutants.

    SOLUTION:
    To combat air pollution in cities emission reduction is not enough, new materials that actively eliminate pollutants.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Bioscare

  • Noise pollution

    CAUSE:
    Irregular and embossed pavements cause noise from vehicles and people carrying suitcases. In addition, these types of pavement generate great discomfort to wheelchairs users as embossed floors transmit vibrations to wheels.

    SOLUTION:
    Silent pavements.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS range, Silent SC

  • Dirty pedestrian spaces

    CAUSE:
    Oil stains, chewing gums and animal droppings evidence dirtiness in public spaces, but even being invisible, urban space populated by countless bacteria that transmit diseases. City administrations spend annually large amounts of money to control dirtiness but lose the battle anyway.

    SOLUTION:
    Antibacterial and spot resistant flooring.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS range, Silent SC, Bioscare

  • Degradation of public space

    CAUSE:
    Especially in old quarters, the original materials are degraded and look worse every day. Also, its decrease accessibility and comfort with an increase of falls and noise by making the space less attractive for citizens and tourists.

    SOLUTION:
    Pavements with a long-life cycle, strong and easy to clean.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS range, Silent SC, Special Sintered Products

  • Poor signage in public space

    CAUSE:
    Horizontal signage, parking spaces, car reservations for the disabled, alerts on dangerous intersections and road signs generally wear out and require constant maintenance, otherwise fail to fulfil their function.

    SOLUTION:
    Signage not requiring painting and maintenance.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Access SIGN

  • Inadequacy of the road to new modes of mobility

    CAUSE:
    Pedestrians, bicycles, wheelchairs and all type of electric vehicles share the urban space with motorized public and private transport vehicles as well as for urban logistics. The lack of compartmentalization and signalling involves high risk areas for everyone.

    SOLUTION:
    Well planned distribution of transport modes and appropriate signage.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS,  Stone20 SNT, Special Products, Tactile Access, Access SIGN

  • Lack of sanitation in buildings

    CAUSE:
    Specially in health and education buildings, but also where food and other consumer products are processed and, in toilets, it is necessary to eliminate the bacteria present in the environment that proliferate in floors and wall coatings.

    SOLUTION:
    Antibacterial flooring and coating.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS, Silent SC, Bioscare

  • Facade maintenance costs

    CAUSE:
    When the facades of the buildings are dirty and degraded, they contribute to worsen the quality of urban space. Cleaning and maintenance require great economic efforts.

    SOLUTION:
    Self-cleaning coating materials.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Bioscare

  • Unsafe industrial flooring

    CAUSE:
    Especially in factories where industrial processes related to water, oils and other chemicals, floors are very slippery and accident risks increases. Highly electrically conductive pavements imply also a big risk.

    SOLUTION:
    Non-slippery and non-conductive flooring.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNS, Stone20 SNT, Silent SC

  • Steep slopes creating accident risks

    CAUSE:
    The steep slopes of ramps in parking buildings, inside factories and some streets seriously compromise safety, since the vehicle grip is very committed.

    SOLUTION:
    High-grip pavements.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Stone20 SNT

  • Snow and ice on public space

    CAUSE:
    Snow and ice cause many accidents in cities exposed to winter weather. On the one hand, they pose a danger to people in general but on the other, confine elderly and people with mobility problems in their homes.

    SOLUTION:
    De-icing systems

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Eco Snowmelt System

  • Creativity limitations for buildings and urban space designers

    CAUSE:
    Sometimes is hard to find materials that meet the aesthetic criteria while ensuring the appropriate performance and durability over time.

    SOLUTION:
    Providers able to fulfil the designers’ creative requirements.

    PRODUCTS PROPOSED:
    Special products

  • Key aspects

    Access Safety works tirelessly designing and offering new products that solve these problems, since professionals who design and maintain these spaces, public or private, must have the knowledge, resources and materials needed to successfully meet these challenges.

    During the design: Working closely with designers. Advising them to improve safety and accessibility, understanding their requirements and providing solutions, whether through our products, developing new materials to provide innovative solutions developed by our R & D by our partners or other companies.

    During construction: Going to work sites when needed, resolving doubts about the behaviour of materials under extreme situations, bonding materials or any doubt that the construction manager or builder may arise.

    During management: Listening to the problems that managers of buildings, public space or traffic can raise us, sharing our experience and that of our customers to improve safety, comfort and health while minimizing the economic impact.

    During rehabilitation: Understanding both the objectives of our clients, such as temporary and budgetary constraints of implementation. Working on updating spaces, maintaining the character that they want to give and durability over time.