Snow Melting Mats Lower Slip-and-fall Rates, Liability Exposure at Colorado Ski Resort
Doraville, GA, February 2019 - A former Victorian mining town in the Rocky Mountains, Telluride, CO, is located at an elevation of 8,750 feet. With a yearly snowfall average of more than 300 inches, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents at the many ski resorts in the area is a serious challenge. At the Fairmount Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, engineering technician Shawn Heffley says his maintenance team needed to find a solution for skiers to safely leave for the slopes by the resort’s back entrance.
“HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats were the answer for us,” Heffley said. “With ski-boot traffic, the traditional use of salt and chemicals is problematic. These applications leave residue that can cause a safety hazard and, when tracked inside, can damage floors. We installed HeatTrak industrial stair treads at four stairwells and the system works cleanly and efficiently.”
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 have made a significant difference at the Franz Klammer Lodge by keeping the back entrance clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the team there had is a common one at ski resorts. 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.
“Our guests’ safety is our number-one priority. With our HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents. We’ve also seen a decrease in our liability risk,” Heffley 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/