Site Safe Access Mats: Your Environmentally Sustainable Solution

Facing unique challenges when it comes to accessing your job site thanks to Canada’s unique landscape and seasonally shifting terrain? With environmental sustainability and remediation becoming an increasing focal point when it comes to project grants and construction governance, having accessibility solutions that guard the ground as much as they protect your equipment is key. GFI Solutions is Canada’s first choice provider of access solutions including site-safe CLT access mats and bridges, both of which are designed to protect your fleet, as well as the surrounding environment. With environmental stewardship at the front of everyone’s mind, we’ll show you how CLT access mats help keep your operation compliant with all relevant standards. Learn more below.

Setting A New Standard for Protection

With today’s heavy industries evolving faster than ever before, the importance of ensuring that major players go the extra mile to practice environmental safekeeping is invaluable. Over the past decade, the Government has increasingly implemented more stringent standards for those in the Oil & Gas, construction, petroleum, and mining sectors, all with the intention of helping to minimize the long-lasting damage caused to job sites both during and after a project. Access mats and bridges play a key role in upholding these standards, while also increasing overall site safety by providing a stable, durable, roadway for crews and vehicles to navigate. When implemented on job sites, access mats help to maintain environmental standards by:

Reducing Ground Disturbance

It’s no secret that heavy-duty hauling and excavation can do a number on terrain, so implementing safeguards where possible is crucial. Access mats serve as a protective barrier and temporary road/foundation for trucks, excavators, cranes, rigs, and all other equipment that can cause significant damage when left to their own devices. Upon the completion of your project, the mats can easily be removed, leaving minimal damage in their wake and allow the landscape to return to normal as soon as possible.

Avoid Organic Cross-Contamination

It’s not uncommon for job sites to span multiple kinds of terrain and for trucks travelling through to introduce foreign organic material that can cause problems for the native ecosystem in the area. By using site safe access mats, you greatly reduce the chance of this occurring, both by adding a protective barrier as mentioned above, as well as by physically cleaning the mats between jobs or before replacing them in new areas, as should always be the standard.

Prevent Chemical Cross-Contamination

Alongside organic contamination, chemical cross-contamination poses an even bigger threat to the environment. Leaking oil, fluids, acids, and other compounds that may be a part of your operations can have permanent effects on the landscape, making access mats a necessity, as well as thorough mat cleaning at regular intervals to prevent build-up. While access mats alone can’t fully prevent the introduction of man-made chemicals to the environment, they greatly reduce the chances of accidental leaks and spills during transport and allow your team’s safety coordinators to focus on other areas where risks may be prevalent.

Partner With GFI Solutions Today

As one of Canada’s most trusted sources for site-safe access mats, GFI is proud to carry the best products available on the market. Our inventory features a wide range of CLT access mats, available in multiple sizes and weights for your convenience. From standard matting to rig and crane mats, we’re happy to help you find the perfect fit for your site, and with 24/7 service including delivery and installation for both rentals and purchases, we’ll always have you covered. For all of your site access needs including rentals, sales, mat washing and more, contact our team today!