Close up of cables flowing through a heavy duty protector

Where can cable protectors be used?

Where can cable protectors be used?

Our range of cable protectors can help to prevent cables, wires or pipes from being damaged or causing trips, acting as ramp-like features with small spaces underneath them which are capable of holding a number of cables. The cable protectors can be used in a number of different places, but where are they most useful?

Factories or warehouses

Cable protectors are most commonly found in factories and warehouses, where there can be hundreds of cables and wires throughout the building. Our Heavy Duty Cable Protector has been designed for industrial use and use around heavy operating machinery, with a high-resistance non-slip surface and reducing wear and tear on all cables, wires and hoses. In addition to protecting the cables that they are covering, they also reduce trip hazards for the workforce, making it a safer environment for all.

Schools or offices

Schools and offices have cables and wires throughout all spaces, for all of their electrical equipment and other things, such as cleaning supplies. In addition to our cable protectors acting as an easy solution to avoid health and safety hazards, such as our Cable Protector Mat, which can be placed on any surface including carpets or hard floors, they can also help to keep wires separate and prevent any tangling, helping to keep them secured and tidy. Our Cable Protector Data is low rise and highly flexible, allowing for foot traffic to pass without causing any disruption or hazards.

Walkways and other public places

Places such as exhibitions, sporting events and festivals are always full of electrical equipment, which, in addition to the frequent foot traffic from the public, fans and supporters, can lead to multiple health and safety concerns for organisers, as well as wires being crushed, pulled or worn down, ultimately leading to huge increase in costs. Our Heavy Duty Cable Protector or Cable Protector Pro could be the perfect solution to these problems, offering heavy duty protection with a ramped edge, allowing for safe crossings for everyone.

Whatever temporary or permanent solution you need for your workspace or event, we will have the product for you. If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or read any of our other blogs relating to our cable protector range!

Wires covered by a hazardous marked mat

What Cable Protectors do we have in our range?

What Cable Protectors do we have in our range?

Matting Solutions have a variety of cable protectors available, they vary in size to accommodate most cable sizes and come in a variety of lengths. They are manufactured from PVC, so where required they can be cut on site. 

Our cable protectors are manufactured in the UK and readily available. 

The difference in our cable protectors is mentioned below with some easy to use diagrams.

Cable Protector Data:

Data 1: 

As you can see from the image below our Cable Protector, Data 1 has two channels for the wires to pass through, the seam underneath helps with placing the cable through the product. 

Diagram showing lengths of Data 1 cable protector


Data 2: 

Again, this product has two channels, but one is slightly larger than the other.


Diagram showing lengths of Data 2 cable protector

Cable Protector Pro:

Normal: Size of the channel is 14mm x 8mm. Please note, these measurements do have a slight tolerance. 

This range is available as a 3m or 9m length either black only or black/yellow.

Diagram showing lengths of Normal Cable protector pro


Large: Larger channel for cables which can fit a tube or cable at 30mm wide x 10mm thick. 

Again this is available in 3m or 9 lengths, black only or black with yellow lining to prevent any hazards.

Diagram showing lengths of large Cable protector pro

Heavy Duty Cable Protector:

Our Heavy duty Cable Protector is available in two different styles at both at two different lengths. 

One Duct: This is available at either 3m or 9m lengths and is extremely heavy duty. The channel is 23mm in diameter. 

Diagram showing lengths of one duct heavy duty cable protector


Two Duct: This Cable Protector is available in 4.5m or 9m lengths with two channels available both at 23mm in diameter. Again, underneath the cable protector you can see the seam to help place the cables within the channels. 


Diagram showing lengths of two ducked heavy duty cable protector

Cable Protector Mat:

This Cable protector is a perfect solution for offices or retail areas where style is important. The cable protector mat is complete with a durable nitrile back to ensure minimal movement. It comes with a channel underneath for the cables to lay. It is also suitable for conditions such where there is underfloor heating. The black and yellow ramped edge helps with visibility and to ensure there is no trip hazard underfoot. 

Close up of wheeled object going over a heavy duty cable protector

What are Cable Protectors, and what are their benefits?

What are Cable Protectors, and what are their benefits?

What are cable protectors?

There is no doubt that health and safety regulators across the globe use cable protectors for an extreme amount of benefits to the workplace, but to introduce, what actually are cable protectors? To put it simply they are a material that lies over cables, wires, pipes, hoses and many other industrial tubing. They’re usually hump/ramp shaped, allowing for cables to flow underneath. This therefore helps to prevent any damage to the industrial tubing, as they are made out of durable and stable materials.

What are the benefits of using cable protectors?

You may wonder what are the benefits of having cable protectors in the workplace. The first benefit is in the name in that they provide a protection to cables that run through the protector. The protectors ensure the cables are ot walked on, pulled on, ripped or damaged by people stepping or pulling on them. 

Another key benefit is that these protectors also organise and make the office or workplace look a lot tidier as these give the wires a flush finish and make the environment look less cluttered. 

As well as making the environment look tidier and less cluttered, cable protectors also increase the safety in the workplace as people are less likely to trip over loose wires. Included in our cable protector range, the Cable Protector Pro and the Cable Protector Mat also have a yellow tread option. This makes it more visible to be careful around the cable protector as it will be more obvious that there are wires underneath.

Why are our cable protectors perfect for you?

All of our cable protectors also have ramped edging to decrease the chance of tripping as much as possible, which have proven to build up costs to employers in the UK. Even though there will still be a slight increase in height these ramped edges should make a difference to the amount of people that trip over the protector but it will definitely decrease the amount of people that would trip if it was loose wires in the way. The ramped edging is also a vital feature as it makes it a lot easier for people to transport forklifts, sack barrows and trolleys over the wires without the need to lift or maneuver awkwardly.  As well as this, many of our cable protectors have yellow lines on to bring attention which makes them stand out to help prevent any trips, such as the Cable Protector Pro. There are also other cable protectors with hazardous tape on the edges.

All of our cable protectors are incredibly easy to install as they are loose lay, meaning they do not have to be stuck or mounted to the floor they can be positioned on their own and won’t move. They are suitable for almost every environment indoors to increase safety. Typical applications include offices, schools, exhibitions, public places and many more. To find out if our cable protectors would suit your environment visit our “where to put cable protectors blog”. 

If you need any further assistance on how the installation of a cable protector can increase the safety and tidiness of your workplace then please contact us to see how we could help.