Doraville, GA, August 2017—With winter temperatures in Granby, CO, plunging to the single digits and below, and snowfall rates averaging 150 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Worldmark Granby Rocky Mountain Preserve, a resort located in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of more than 7,900 feet. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety, the resort’s facility maintenance team recently installed HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats to keep a 120-foot walkway clear of snow and ice during the winter season.
“We used to use the traditional methods of salt and chemicals to keep this area free of ice and snow,” said Project Management Director David Knight. “But heavy foot traffic was tracking residue into the building and creating unsightly conditions, doing damage to cement surfaces and interior floors, and causing a safety hazard. We knew we needed an alternative solution and we found it with HeatTrak.”
HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.
“Our snow melting mats are durable and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They are making a significant difference at Worldmark Granby by keeping the walkway clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the maintenance team had is common at facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said.
HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums.
“Keeping our guests safe is our team’s number-one priority. With the HeatTrak system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Knight said.
HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/