Floor Safety Tips: Keep Walking Surfaces Clean
In this post we will share three simple tips to help you keep your walking surfaces are safe. Did you know that Over 50% of slip, trip and fall incidents are caused by problems with the walking surface, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. So you can see why it is essential to keep your floor surface clean and not slippery.
There are ways to minimize the potential for slip and fall injuries and add longevity to walking surfaces is to evaluate each type of floor in the workplace and make sure that improper cleaning methods aren’t contributing to unsafe conditions.
Three common floor cleaning problems that can contribute to unsafe walking surfaces are using the wrong:
- Cleaning product
- Cleaning method
- Frequency for cleaning
No single cleaning method or product will work on every surface. In fact, trying to consolidate the number of cleaning products or using the same cleaning method and frequency throughout the facility could be part of the problem if floors are slippery.
Discover what anti-slip treatment is required for your floor then make sure you keep the floor nice and clean to avoid any unnecessary slipping.