Slip and fall accidents are one of the most prevalent workplace accidents. Most property owners and employers are aware of their legal responsibility and monitor floor safety issues to ensure a safer working environment.
As with most safety matters, proactive measures to prevent accidents happening is the key to reducing the likelihood of workplace accidents that can result in loss of income, pain and suffering and costly litigation.
Ensuring that all floors have anti-slip properties, to reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents is the best way to prevent these types of incidents. Keeping floors free from dirt, sand, grease, and other contaminants that make floors dangerous, is the first step to achieving this outcome.
Additionally, floors should be measured regularly to determine their slip resistance. The results from the regular measurements can be recorded as evidence that employers and property owners are aware of, and attending to, their legal responsibilities regarding floor safety.
It is important that the slip resistance of floors is measured when dry and when wet as water or other liquids may be inadvertently spilled, dripped or tracked onto the floor, possibly creating an additional safety hazard.
Floors that are found to have an unsafe level of slip resistance in dry and/or wet conditions can be treated with Grip Guard Non Slip floor safety treatment. The non slip floor safety treatments can be applied to help raise the slip resistance of floors and maximise pedestrian safety.
Non slip floor treatments from Grip Guard are not coatings that will wear away over time. The non slip floor safety treatments provide permanent modification to the existing surface that will continue to protect pedestrians for years to come.
Non slip floor safety treatments are applied by fully trained Grip Guard operators, and clients are provided with a warranty that includes the slip resistance measurements both before and after treatment.
Representatives are available throughout Australia as well as in New Zealand.