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Practical Hacks to Prevent Slips and Falls

By House and Home Co. / Published on Friday, 02 Sep 2016 07:30 AM / Comments Off on Practical Hacks to Prevent Slips and Falls / 373 views

Cleaning ProfessionalThe Australian government reports that slips and falls are the second most common causes of injuries in the workplace. Just imagine how much that would cost in claims and lost work hours?

This article shares a few reminders on how to proactively prevent slips and falls. After all, injuries caused by fall-related accidents can be as severe as head trauma or even death.

Invest in non-slip flooring

Replacing unsafe surfaces with slip-retarded flooring would be a good move. Carpet provides the most traction but for kitchens, bathrooms, and pool areas which are frequently wet, ceramics is one of the best materials to use. This is according to a survey done by the United States National Kitchen and Bath Association in which Ceramics was chosen by 83% of the respondents.

Tough against scratches, cracks, and chips, this material can last forever tough against scratches, cracks, and chips. There is a lot of non-slip flooring in Sydney to choose from. A thermosetting resin that can be applied over concrete. Epoxy coating, for instance, is popular among home and business owners because it is economical, efficient, and safe.

Properly maintain floors

Frequently wet areas should have adequate drainage. They must be kept dry through mopping and through the placement of rugs. Did you know that a poorly cleaned mop can also cause slipperiness because of oil and moisture? In fact, cleaning professionals use a clean mop for refinishing floors. In many cases, surfaces aren’t cleaned as often as necessary.

Install adequate lighting particularly in hazardous areas

Moisture is not the only culprit for slip and fall accidents. Poor lighting is also a leading cause. Make sure it is easy for people to watch their step in walkways, staircases, ramps, hallways, basements, construction areas and dock areas by illuminating these easily overlooked danger zones at 100 lux minimum.

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Slipping and falling may crack us up in comedy movies but in real life, there is nothing funny about the danger it poses at work and at home.