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    Slip and fall issues for OH&S officers

    Grip Guard Non Slip

    Recently, slippery stainless steel grates in the commercial kitchens of a large Australian resort chain were creating significant slip and fall problems. The grates are essential to allow the drainage of water used on a daily basis - but these grates became very slippery when wet. Unfortunately, an employee suffered a very nasty fall which required extensive surgery. The resort management required a solution to the slippery grates in the resorts so that there would not be slip and fall risk in the future.

    Grip Guard Non Slip has treated the floor surfaces of thousands of businesses and industries throughout Australia including mining, food production, commercial kitchens, hospitals, factories and many more. The most popular of its slip resistant treatments is PG#2 Tread Activator. This non slip product is suitable for use on concrete, quarry tiles, ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, marble, granite and terrazzo –most mined surfaces. The PG#2 Tread activator is applied by fully trained Grip Guard Non Slip operators and there is no visible change to the floor surface. The floor is safe to walk on immediately and is actually more slip resistant when wet than it is dry.

    In the case of the stainless steel grates, PG#2 Tread Activator was not a viable option as this anti-slip treatment is not suitable for applications on steel. Therefore, Grip Guard Non Slip chose to supply the resort with its Aluminium Anti-Slip tread plates which could be attached to the grates so that it remained a suitable drainage area but still had the needed slip resistant properties that would ensure a safe working environment.

    OH&S issues are paramount for all businesses. This is why, when looking for the correct advice and treatment regarding slippery underfoot surfaces, safety officers choose Grip Guard Non Slip.

    All Grip Guard Non Slip operators are required to undergo an extensive training program. This training program ensures that all operators are qualified to assess the slip resistance of the underfoot surfaces using an ASM slip meter and suggest the appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of a slip and fall injury. The ASM Slip Meter testing allows Grip Guard Non Slip operators to provide clients with an accurate reading of the pre-treatment slip resistance so that they can ascertain whether clients are at risk of slip and fall injuries on their premises.

    Then, if necessary, Grip Guard Non Slip operators offer advice on the appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of a slip and fall injury. When the non slip floor treatment is complete, the operator will provide another reading from the ASM slip meter to ensure that the floor surfaces now comply with workplace regulations. Clients are provided with a written guarantee which states the slip resistance readings from both before and after the anti slip treatment was completed.

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