Every year, around 60,000 workers in Canada are injured due to slips, trips, and falls. Since commercial facilitates such as schools, healthcare centers, and restaurants are high-traffic areas, the risk of accidents occurring due to slips and falls is even higher.
As a result, slip and trip accidents are one of the leading causes for workers’ compensation claims which in turn, hinders the profitability of a commercial facilities’ business.
If you want to reduce the risks of that happening, take a look at some tips and methods you can use.
Places slips and falls are likely to happen
Since lobbyfloors are often buffed and waxed for appeal, they can become a slip hazard if employees or clients walk in with snow-covered, mud-covered or wet soles.
Cafeterias and breakout rooms
Consuming food and beverages in cafeterias always has the risk of a spill here and there. If the floors are made of tile or vinyl, the smooth surface of the floor can easily become slippery if not cleaned immediately.
Since Canada sees a lot of snow and rainy days, roof leaks in vulnerable spots are likely to occur—especially if your office connects to the outdoors. As such, even if you put a bucket under the leak, it can always spill and make the floor wet.
How to avoid slip and fall accidents in commercial facilities
Watch out for the weather
It’s always best to keep an eye on weather reports so you can be prepared in case of any storms, snow or heavy rain. The weather not only affects the cleanliness of your facility’s floor but also hinders your efforts to keep your employees and visitors safe.
Use proper cleaning materials
Don’t just buy a cleaning product that smells good. Depending on the type of floor in your commercial facility, a cleaner can enhance or deteriorate the slip resistance of your flooring.
If the work at your commercial facility entails a lot of spills, water, grease or oil such as in commercial restaurant kitchens, garages, industrial maintenance centers, etc. you need a cleaner that can break down the grease and or oil on the floor to help increase itsslip resistance capability.
Establish a slip-resistant floor maintenance program
Perform an analysis to determine the causes of falls and slips in your commercial facility. This will help you focus on the primary areas where these accidents occur and how to mitigate their effects.
In addition to that, you can decide on a slip-resistant treatment for the floors in your commercial facility. This will allow you to diminish the root cause of many slips and falls in the first place.
Do you think you have everything you need to keep your floors safe and anti-slip? Get in touch with one of the leading floor safety suppliers in the Greater Montreal Area and Laval. Les Entreprises Québec Slip Solutions offers a wide variety of anti-slip products that can be used on any type of flooring surface, perfectly suited for indoor and outdoor spaces as well.
Our floor safety experts can increase the slip resistance of your floor by increasing its coefficient of friction. Our anti-slip treatment meets the ASTM, OSHA, ADA, CFIA, Canadian and U.S. Government industrial safety standards.
In addition to that, one of our products is not paint or coating; it’s a treatment and therefore, will not wear off. It’s invisible to the naked eye, undetectable to touch, andkeeps the surface virtually unchanged when dry—yet provides a high level of slip resistance, making it the product of choicefor many establishments in several industry segments including residential communities.