When it comes to flooring, how good is your Floor Safety? From personal protection equipment to hazard signs and barrier tape. One thing that is always overlooked is the flooring. Specifically the floor safety.

Builders don’t always know the floor safety requirements of a building. In most cases, they think that a handrail will be enough to avoid a slip-and-fall accident. Unfortunately, you need more than a handrail when it comes to slippery stairs. To make stairs non-skid, apply a non-slip coating.

Slippery stairs aren’t the floor safety only hazard. You should also take handicap access ramps and walkways into account. Some handicap access ramps are slippery because of how steep they can be, even in the dry. It is really important for a wheelchair to move freely on a slippery ramp. People who use crutches or walking sticks also need a safe floor.

Influencing factors

There are loads of floor safety factors that must be taken into account.

  • Is the floor a high-traffic area
  • Can spills happen easily
  • Is the floor supervised
  • How often is the slippery floor cleaned

As non-slip flooring specialists for over 15 years, we have a range of non-skid products suited to all markets. Our non-slip products are hard-wearing and cost-effective. They can also be applied to just about anyone. To date, there hasn’t been a floor we couldn’t increase the safety of. We know floors, and we love floors. Your safety is our priority, especially when it comes to slippery floors

If the wrong products are being used, the floors might look great. But in reality, they could be very dangerous.

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