FloodSax being used at Liverpool Street railway station in London FloodSax being used at Liverpool Street railway station in London

An amazing ‘sandless sandbag’ has now become important for health and safety.

The FloodSax alternative sandbags miraculously inflate on contact with water to act like traditional sandbags to keep floodwater out of homes and businesses.

But the FloodSax’s ability to absorb 20 litres of water means facilities management companies worldwide are using them to clean up leaks and spills in both public areas and hard-to-reach places.

An eagle-eyed FloodSax customer spotted these FloodSax in action at Liverpool Street Station in central London preventing passengers from slipping by soaking up a spill.

FloodSax sales director Richard Nikolic said: “We are seeing a lot of demand for the FloodSax sand bags from facilities management companies both in the UK and overseas.

“They have been used to deal with internal floods in buildings ranging from  hospitals to offices, quickly and effectively dealing with the problem by either stopping water in its tracks or soaking it up.”

FloodSax sandless sandbags are vacuum-packed so they can be easily stored on site until needed so are ready for any emergency 24/7. More than 2.5 million have now been sold worldwide.

The Environment Agency has highlighted several problems with traditional sandbags and states on its website: “As a result, we strongly encourage people to use purpose made flood protection products.”