The fall protection and anti-slip properties of TBSafe according to DIN EN 16165

In order to offer our customers guaranteed results, Proople is certified according to DIN EN 16165. TBSafe is a non-slip adhesive tape for a variety of uses. It can be applied to many surfaces such as boat decks, ramps, stairs and floors.

The TBSafe Proople is suitable for both domestic and industrial environments.

Applies in seconds and is easy to cut (with a cutter), make sure the surface is dry and perfectly clean.

All our TBSafe 21 and 10 anti-slip tapes are DIN 16165 compliant and have received a high rating on anti-slip tests (R11).

Available in different sizes.

According to the latest statistics, slips account for 24% of accidents at work in Europe, but the risk is always present even in domestic environments for children or the elderly.

Our TBSafe anti-slip tapes are the most effective answer to minimise slipping.

This strip, made of aggregated particles and synthetic resins, secures all passages.

Self-adhesive, self-adhesive, TBSafe strips are easily installed on clean, dry surfaces such as ramps, steps, floors, boats, recreation areas, warehouses and generally any slippery area.

The tape has a long life and is resistant to water, salt water, abrasion, impact, oils, greases and hydrocarbons; it is also highly resistant to tearing (data and safety sheets are available here).

What is the DIN standard?

DIN in Germany is the equivalent of AFNOR in France. Both organisations are members of ISO: International Organization for Standardization.

There are several marketing standards: DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) is a German standardisation body. DIN members are specialists from various sectors such as industry, research, trade, public authorities, etc. Each member contributes its expertise to establish standards and improve the standardisation process.

The main activity of this organisation is to develop standards that meet the requirements of the market. Like the NF standard, it is a guarantee of seriousness and quality for consumers and professionals.

What is the DIN Standard for?

The standards established by DIN serve everyone because they provide common rules on which to base themselves. It is a reference that everyone can rely on: the public sector, the private sector and the consumer. The standard ensures that the products are safe, environmentally friendly and fit for purpose. However, the DIN standardisation norms are not mandatory. The DIN standard is a guarantee of quality, but it is not compulsory. It becomes mandatory when it appears in a contract, a law or a regulation.

The TBSafe 10 & 21 Proople?

TBSafe 10 & 21 Proople, manufactured in France, is certified R11 for slip resistance. The European standard DIN 51130 applies to areas where people walk on foot. It is symbolised by the letter R followed by a number (R8, R9, R10 etc.). The larger the number, the greater the skid resistance.

The French standards are equivalent to the European DIN standards but are defined by the letters PC (footwear).

How is the test conducted?

One only has to look at how the test is conducted to understand.

The samples to be tested are placed on a tiltable stand. An operator wearing safety shoes moves back and forth on this support when it is tilted. The angle at which the operator loses balance is then determined (in order to prevent a fall, the operator is of course equipped with a harness to ensure his safety).

Based on the calculated angle, the following ranking was established:

R9: normal grip – inclination from 3 to 10°.

R10: medium grip – inclination from 10 to 19°.

R11: high grip – inclination from 19 to 27°.

R12: strong adhesion – inclination from 27 to 35°.

R13: very high resistance – for more than 35° inclination

Through this certification, Proople is committed to providing its clients with a quality product. Which meets the requirements of many sectors such as boating, industry, automotive and many others…

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