Safety has top priority at HIM, part of Korthals Groep. Where work is carried out you must be able to trust the surroundings indiscriminately in terms of both maintaining the well-being of the workforce and conserving business assets. Our solutions enhance workplace security, resulting in major improvements in efficiency. When it comes to safety, we have a very extensive supply programme.
Non-slip floors are a requirement in many working environments. For years, slip, trip and fall hazards have been one of the main causes of occupational accidents. With our flooring solutions there is an effective investment in the safety of personnel. As a matter of fact, you will automatically comply with safety regulations contained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Avoid unnecessary human suffering and costs arising from long term illness.
A wearing course creates a safe surface for traffic and pedestrians and also serves as a preservation for the underlying surface. HIM supplies extremely strong, wear-resistant, lightweight, anti-slip wear layers for bridges, parking decks, oil rigs, jetties, landing stages, ramps and galleries. HIM has acquired the BRL-K19143 certificate for wearing courses.
Lines and markings are valuable additions to warehouses, parking lots and industrial workplaces. The signaling effect of our products highly improves safety and visibility in these areas. Some examples include: location numbering, crossing locations, pictograms, symbols, demarcations and escape routes.
In hospital environments and other medical facilities ESD floors are of vital importance. Electrostatic charges may harm the proper functioning of medical devices as well as control and monitoring instruments. In this respect it is important that the floor securely discharges all electrostatic electricity. Because of this property, ESD floors are widely used in the electronics industry. By applying an anti-static coating you avoid body voltage generation.
Our temperature indicating paints have become an invaluable tool for those who operate in the process industry. In thermal installations, such as chemical reactors, there is always the risk of a thermal runaway reaction. Our Therm-O-Signal paints change colour after reaching a pre-determined temperature, warning you of crisis situations at an early stage, making quick remedial action possible.
Our heat-resistant coatings protect metal surfaces that are exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time. Coated objects will remain in perfect condition and the coating will not deteriorate, crack or peel. Generally, our heat-resistant coatings are applied on ovens, kettles, pipelines, heat exchangers and exhausts.
Hydrogen fluoride is frequently used within the process industry, often to control processes. However, the acid can ‘leak out’ at valves, pipes and reaction boilers, and not without consequences. To prevent the release of hydrogen fluoride from causing harm to anyone exposed to it, Korthals has developed a unique hydrogen fluoride indicating paint. This paint allows you to respond quickly and adequately to failures.