We regularly get enquiries on how to fit our post protectors and safety pads. We sometimes get requests for quotations for fitting them but it is very rarely necessary for this extra expense to be warranted.
All of our pads are very easy to fit. Essentially unless your pads are very unusual in shape or size it is much more practical and cost effective for you to fit them yourself.
The vast majority of our pads are secured using a very high strength Velcro making them very easy to install. If they are in a school environment they are not easy to take off should little fingers decide to pick at them. The pads can be removed if needed but this is not something that a child would find easy to accomplish. The following guide looks at the different types of post protector or safety pad and the fixing methods available. It also gives advice on how to install the post pads.
Full wrap around pads – Round, Rectangular or SquareThese pads come with Velcro all down the back edge of the pad which allows you to open the pad, fit it around the post and then re-secure using velcro. It really is that easy!!
Three sided Safety PadsThese pads are generally chosen to avoid an obstruction on one of the sides, perhaps a fence or wall close to your post that will not allow you to get a standard post pad all the way around. Alternatively the post or pillar may be protruding from a wall so only three sides are exposed to fix to. All of these obstacles are easy to overcome with three sided post protectors. Dependent upon the application you have a number of options:
a. Straps or tiesThe post is covered as normal on three of the sides and then secured round the final side with either Velcro straps or eyelets which we can add for you down the length of the pads. The Velcro straps are simply wrapped around the back and secured together. Eyelets are placed down the length of a vinyl flap and the post pad is then secured with a fastener of your choice e.g. cord, straps or cable ties.
b. Face fixed VelcroBest for internal or sheltered applications, face fixed Velcro offers the opportunity to securely attach a pad where there is no space at the back to wrap straps or ties around e.g for pillars or beams protruding from a wall. The pad will come out to you with one part of the Velcro already attached down each outside edge of the pad. You need to take the opposing Velcro strip and line it up down the length of the one which is already attached. Next simply remove the backing off the exposed strip and secure the pad to your surface. NB. The adhesive is very strong so be careful not the touch the surface before the pad is in position. For more information and prices click here.
Two sided or Corner PadsPerfect for protecting corners in high traffic or sports areas these safety pads are most commonly attached with face fixed Velcro for internal applications or via eyelets for outside use.
For External applicationsIf your pad will be outside and particularly exposed to the elements, a popular alternative fixing method is to use eyelets which can then be screwed through into your surface. For more information and prices click here.
Testimonials – What do our customers say about us.
Difficult fix for our new tree house but with the support of post protection we were able to configure the right solution.
Setting up my own studio was a daunting task and with health and safety being a top priority knew I needed to fit post padding. The customer service was great, answered numerous questions, didn't fluff details and were realistic with timings of delivery even knowing I'd left it late they kept me updated on the progress of my order. Aside from the H&S aspect they enhance the look of the space. Thank you for your service.
The staff were very thorough and patient with what turned out to be a rather difficult job. They put up with endless questions and queries. Everyone I spoke to was always very friendly and helpful and I am really pleased with the finished product. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I would highly recommend you.
THANK YOU we love our padded wall, it fits perfectly, it is beautiful and the children can now play around safely. We are very pleased so we are going to tell everyone about you and we will contact you again next time we need to add some padding somewhere.
I needed to modify my order after it had been placed and the customer service team went out of their way to help and to ensure that we got exactly what we wanted, when we wanted it.