Slips, trips and falls are a major health and safety concern due to their high rate of occurrence in workplaces and other public areas. Risk assessments are the first step in the control or elimination of hazards, and can reveal the probability of personal injury claims and potential litigation, as well as determine the best means of eliminating or controlling the risk.
Antislipit floor safety checklist considers factors such as lighting, stairs, slopes, deterioration, contamination and slip resistance. When the flooring itself is identified as a hazard, the risk assessment provides detailed evidence about what contributes or could contribute to incidents.
Testing of floors and surfaces in situ can identify a significant number of factors that influence the slip resistance of flooring materials: e.g. cleaning regime, maintenance, contamination, deterioration due to wear, and traffic pattern.
Antislipit encourages regular slip resistance testing in order to monitor inevitable changes in slip resistance properties over time, as pedestrian surfaces can deteriorate and become more slippery.
Regular testing supports your Duty of Care with respect to regulatory compliance, and in the event of a slip incident occurring, can mitigate litigation. Continuous monitoring of your pedestrian surface through regular testing will ensure the risk of slipping remains known and a responsible risk management plan is maintained.