Blue Safety

About Blue Safety Feet

Accident Reduction Initiative 2

Applying Blue Safety Feet is a new innovation which is helping in the reduction of accidents on escalators. It is a proven initiative which in some cases can reduce accidents and incidents by up to 66%!

This safety project was initially carried out by Lend Lease and the Westfield Group in Australia. ESD carried out the first Blue Feet Safety Painting in the UK at Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull on behalf of OTIS. This has proved so successful that we now offer this service across the UK & Ireland.

The process is similar to the yellow safety demarcation application, and is also ready to use within 3 hours of application.

The Blue feet initiative aims to fulfil the need through:

  • Reflecting an existing culture, such as foot prints used in schools to show the way.
  • Guiding passengers away from escalator edges by aligning their feet with the footprints.
  • Yellow demarcation lines show step movement
  • Proven accident reduction
  • Can be applied on any make of escalator regardless of age.
  • Along with the deep cleaning, this process will enhance the look of your escalators.
  • We also offer discounted rates for additional escalator maintenance cleans to keep up the new high standard of appearance.
  • Again, all work is done out of hours, with No escalator downtime.
By having blue feet added to alternate steps of the escalator, as well as yellow edging and additional signage, there was significant impact on incidents. As a side issue, they noticed that by painting alternate steps with feet, everyone now seems to stand on the feet themselves, leaving one spare step empty, and this has reduced pick pocketing opportunities;
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Related Services

Travelator Step Cleaning

Most conventional cleaning machines are not up-to the task of deep cleaning large travelators. Many simply do not have the power or capacity to carry out a deep clean of this type. Our machines are the only machines capable of tackling these size travelators.

Escalator Step Cleaning

Escalators are notoriously difficult to clean properly. Conventional cleaning machines are only able to clean the top of the steps, leaving dirty front risers and oily black ‘tram lines’ on each step beneath the brush guards.

Yellow Safety Demarcation Painting

After completing a thorough deep clean to allow a proper adhesion of the paint, we spray the yellow demarcation lines to the edge of the escalator steps, to either match existing or in the choice of your preference.

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