When it comes to running a successful dairy farm, safety should always be a top priority. One way farmers can create a safer work environment for themselves, and their staff is by installing rubber matting in the milking shed.
Rubber matting is a great asset to any milking shed. By installing quality rubber matting, you can help reduce the risk of slips and falls in the milking shed, eliminate aches and pains in the legs and lower back, and reduce the level of noise.
Reducing Slips + Injuries
The milking shed can often be a wet and slippery environment due to the constant hosing down and sanitizing that takes place. Rubber matting can provide a non-slip surface that adds extra grip, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. By adding that extra layer of grip and comfort, rubber mats can also relieve some of the physical stress that comes from standing on concrete all day. It provides a more cushioned surface for the milkers to stand on, which can help reduce fatigue and discomfort which not only keeps workers safe and mobile but creates a more productive and comfortable work environment.
One often overlooked benefit of adding rubber matting in your she is the added insulation and noise reduction. The milking shed is already full of loud noises and concrete flooring can amplify sounds, making it an overstimulating and stressful environment for both the cows and milkers. Rubber matting can help absorb some of that sound and reduce noise levels, making the milking shed a more peaceful and comfortable environment for everyone. Happy workers, happy cows.
NumatAGRI Surfacing Options
Here at Numat, we have a few different pit matting options. All are purpose-built to provide comfort for your milkers and withstand the high-traffic diary pit environment so that you don’t have to replace your mats every few years.
You can find out more about each of these in our “All You Need to Know About Dairy Pit Matting” video where we go more in-depth about these surfacing options and help you choose which one is best for you.
We have worked with many farmers across New Zealand, who have seen some great results by installing rubber matting on their farms.