Tips On Proper Access Mat Installation

Access mats are essential in many heavy industry projects, especially with remote worksites. Not only do access mats protect the environment from chemicals and hazardous materials, but it also offers safe transportation for equipment and workers on rugged terrain. Many companies rely on heavy-duty access mats as they can withstand the weight of heavy machinery without altering ecologically sensitive areas. Access mat installation is crucial to the performance of the access mats and can help enhance the efficiency of your project. Read on to learn a few tips on proper access mat installation.

Plan For Project Scope

Before purchasing or renting access mats, take your time to plan out how many mats you need. If you need assistance with this, GFI representaives will conduct a site visit to determine how mats you require and the best way to install the access mats on the site. Site visits ensure we have a proper plan for the most cost effective delivery and installaiton of the access mats.

Plan For Possible Delays

With the drastic shift in Canadian weather, you must always plan for possible wetland areas and topical gaps on your worksite. You never know how the weather might suddenly change, so plan for possible scenarios where you might need a variety of different matting solutions like access mats, acess bridges, rig mats or crane mats.

Choose Suitable Products

While all industries are familiar with bolted access mats, they often take much longer to install as they are heavier. Cross Laminated Mats (CLT), on the other hand, are very simple and quick to install. They are lighter, more durable and much more cost-effective than traditional bolted mats. At GFI Solutions, we offer a wide range of CLT products, including:

  • Site Safe Access Mat® 300 Clt
  • Site Safe Access Mat® 500 Mat Clt
  • Site Safe Access Mat™ Bridges
  • Worksite Access Mats
  • Professional Access Mat Installation

Many project managers and contractors opt to have their workers install their access mats, not knowing that improper installation can lead to many worksite delays. Our Site Safe portable access bridge, for example, is an easy-to-deliver access solution but requires the help of GFI experts for proper installation. Our team is professionally trained to effectively install Site Safe bridges, ensuring safe and efficient transportation of your heavy machinery and equipment.

Find Safe Site Access Solutions at GFI

Professional access mat installation is only one of the elements that enhance the performance of your project. At GFI Solutions, we offer the following services to help avoid any possible delays within projects:

  • Inventory Management
  • Mat Washing
  • Turn-Key Services
  • Planning & Consultation
  • Manufacturing
  • Delivery

Contact GFI Solutions For Your Access Mat Installation

Contact us today for more information on our access mat installation service!

Our 24/7 support team is available to help you find the right solution for your matting needs.