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.

Floor and Walkway Safety Checklist

Guide to Ratings:

  • 1 = Very Low Risk
  • 2 = Low Risk
  • 3 = Moderate Risk
  • 4 = High Risk
  • 5 = Very High Risk
Date :
Property Address :
Floor Level :

A. Walkways

Has the flooring surface been tested for slip resistance in the last 12 months?
Does the flooring surface meet the minimum recommendations according to Building Management?
Does the floor seem to have adequate slip resistance?
How many different hard flooring surface are there ?
Is the flooring surface level ?
Is the surface prone to dry contamination ?
Is the surface prone to contamination from water ?
Is the surface prone to contamination from any other fluids (e.g. Oil) ?
How often is the surface cleaned/maintained?
Is it a high traffic area ?
Is there sufficient lighting ?
How familiar is the pedestrian traffic with the area ?
Is there any change in height between adjacent surfaces ?
Is the flooring surface worn ?
Is the surface uniform in the height throughout ?

B. Stairs

Does the stairway have nosings and are they in good repair ?
Are there handrails and are they good in repair ?
Is there surface lighting ?
Is each step consistent in height and tread width ?