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Grate Cleat – Reducing slips on metal grate platforms & stairs

Grate Cleat is an Australian company that makes a clip-on nylon cleat for open metal grate flooring to reduce pedestrian slips on metal grating stairs and walkways that are used extensively in industry.

This metal grating for stairs and walkways has been the only choice when light, air and liquids need to pass through it. But when it is wet or worn those areas can be notoriously slippery for personnel. This can be expensive to fix as it often involves cutting and welding, which is high risk work, or drilling and bolting which is labour intensive.

Annually slips, trips and falls make up a significant portion of recorded accidents. Based on Work Safe research, this figure was 23% in 2015-16, which is nearly a quarter of all accidents with compensation paid in the millions of dollars. With statistics like these, who can afford to let safety slip.

To address this, our International Patent pending Grate Cleat can be installed, clipping in place in seconds, adding a double row extra traction only to areas that need it. It eliminates the cost of replacing or repairing worn metal grating and greatly reducing the ‘slippery when wet’ issue in others, while still allowing light, air and products to pass through it as intended.


Grate Cleat is made from a UV stabilised polymer that is coloured bright yellow to stand out well in low light conditions. This makes stair edges or areas that you need to take care on very noticeable. The polymer is wear-resistant and flame retardant, making it very strong and capable of withstanding a wide range of acids and alkaline, oils and petrol without corrosion or effect.

The metal grating used for personnel stairs and walkways are normally made from 25mm or 32mm deep bars that are 5mm thick. The twist bar centres are spaced at either 50mm or 100mm. Grate Cleats fit this range of grating sizes, including the imperial equivalents and various grating manufacturers products. Using only one product makes it simple to stock and easy for installation.

This really is a ‘grate’ innovative product in the effort to reduce slips and trips in industry that use this type of grating.


  • Reduce slip on metal grate stairs & flooring!
  • Reduce workers risk of injury!
  • Reduce maintenance costs!
  • Save money from lost time caused by accidents!
  • Add traction only to areas that need it!

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