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The Top Guidelines for Slip Resistant Surfaces That Will Save Your Reputation

Slips and falls are the most common forms of injury that happen mostly in the workplace and public places. Most accidents are caused by slippery floors, poor safeguarding of pathways and wrong flooring materials. Business owners and landlords are liable for any accidents that happen within their premise. This is the reason why business owners and landlords should know the right material to use for flooring, proper safeguarding accessories and the right pre-cautionary measures to minimise the risk of incidents.

1. Use Slip Resistant Flooring Materials

All commercial spaces are required to use the right flooring materials in their establishments. There are different types of flooring that are slip resistant like:

Each type of flooring has its pros and cons depending on the location. There are certain tiles that are best for outdoors and other tiles that are suitable for indoors. Business owners and landlords should ideally know the best flooring material for their environment.

2. Practice Good Maintenance Standards

Aside from using the right flooring materials, it is equally important to have good maintenance standards in every establishment. Frequent cleaning of the floors is necessary to avoid unwanted slips and falls. There should be dedicated cleaners in every part of the establishment. Broken and cracked tiles are a hazard for anyone passing by which is why there should be proper repairing provisions in place. Whenever needed, it should be repaired or replaced immediately

3. Support Flooring With Non Slip Accessories

Since there is no flooring material that is entirely slip resistant, appropriate accessories for safeguarding must be used. Basic accessories include carpets, rubber mats, anti-slip strips and many more. Carpets are the most common non slip accessory due to its aesthetics and durability. Rubber mats are also best for areas that can get wet easily. For slopes, handrails must be put in place to ensure pedestrians can hold on to something minimising the risk of falling or tripping.

4. Observe Precautionary Measures

Last but not the least, the most important thing to do to prevent unwanted incidents is to take precautionary measures. The best precautionary measure to take is to have all the floorings tested for slip resistance. Taking a slip test can lower the risk of slip incidents. There are a lot of companies that offer surface slip resistance tests in different countries. In Australia, Safe Environments offer surface slip resistance test to help verify the product performance and manage and assess public liability and risk. We perform different tests to make sure the surface meets the standard of slip resistance levels. With a unique device, we can gauge whether people can walk comfortably and safely on the establishment’s surfaces regardless of it being dry or wet.

Call Safe Environments on 0416 224 460 or email for your surface slip testing needs.