Open grid type steps can sometimes be only as good as their edges, especially in wet or oily environments

Nosings are used on the edges to protect these heavily-trafficked areas—which can prove crucial in mining, construction and agricultural industries looking to increase safety in these hazardous spots. 

A new version of the U-Tred nosing—first released in 2013 by Australian Manufacturing Company (AMCO)—is now available for use in these applications. Dubbed U-Tred Series II, the new nosing accommodates the latest mineral industry standard gridmesh patterns of 50 mm and 100 mm centres. 

Featuring double-action anti-slip cleats for extra grip, U-Tred provides a step definition that’s very hard-wearing. Unlike more conventional open grid step nosings, U-Tred is easily installed in a matter of seconds. There are no bolts, nuts or fasteners required, to save the user time and money. 

Manufactured from high strength galvanised steel, U-Tred is designed for the toughest industrial environments. For increased visibility, the treads are powder-coated in a bright safety yellow. Unlike fibreglass stair treads, U-Tred will not crack or release hazardous splinters. 

U-Tred features heavy duty double action anti-slip cleats for added safety. Two self locking barbs provide quick and secure installation in 25 x 5 mm and 32 x 5 mm step edges. U-Tred comes in the one size: 85 x 40 mm. 

Finally, U-Tred allows users to renovate worn-out open grid step edges quickly and economically. There’s no need to remove and re-install new staircases, saving the user time, money and unnecessary downtime with resulting lost productivity.