One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is how to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents. And while it is a straightforward question, the answer is often very complex. Unfortunately, with Slip and Fall accidents, there is no quick fix. While you might think it’s as simple as putting up a slippery when wet floor sign, the reality is that a sign can only act as a warning.

There are many different types of environments and each requires a unique Slip and Fall prevention strategy. For example, you wouldn’t use the same products in a residential environment as you would use in a commercial environment.

Slip No More Non-Slip and Anti-Slip Products are developed to suit their environment. In residential environments, we cater to the fact that you walk barefoot and generally keep your floors cleaner than say a commercial kitchen.

Our Anti-Slip Treatments and Non-Slip Coatings aid you in improving the safety of your surroundings, as well as reduce confusion from reflective or overly smooth surfaces – what is known as “perception of slipperiness”.

How to Prevent Slip and Fall accidents in Residential areas

We all love our homes and create them to cater to our needs. Our homes are also a reflection of our personalities and often, our successes. In saying that, almost every single time, safety, and specifically floor safety is not taken into account and becomes an afterthought. Our objective is to educate the public on how to take slippery floors into account when building or renovating a home.

The most common questions one should be asking when deciding on how to prevent Slip and Fall accidents are:

  • Do you have small children or plan to have children?
  • Is this area accessible to pets or do you plan to have pets?
  • Do you have elderly folk who visit or live with you periodically
  • Does the area get used for entertaining and is it near your pool?
  • Do you need a long-term or short-term Non-Slip solution?

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There are a number of different types of Anti-Slip or Non-Slip Products that can be used in any of the areas above. We have developed our products in a ready-to-use format that comes with all the tools and equipment that you require for the application.

The occupants in your environment need to be able to move across your floors with confidence. Slippery, smooth floors that don’t disperse water easily, often lead to Slip and Fall Accidents which, in turn, result in injury.

How to Prevent Slip and Fall accidents in Commercial areas

Whether you own or manage an office environment, retail store, or public space, you should always take the safety of your employees and customers seriously. Let’s face it, although Slip and Fall accidents are funny at times, the reality is that Slip and Fall accidents account for the second-highest accidental death rate as published by the NFSI.

In Commercial environments, there are more factors that come into play when comparing to a residential environment. In most cases, the building owner, manager, or staff don’t have direct control over the people walking on the floor. There is no control over what is messed or spilled on the floor. These factors make it really important for which Slip and Fall Prevention products are used.

The most common questions that should be asked when evaluating a commercial slip prevention strategy are:

  • How much foot traffic does the area experience?
  • What type of foot traffic does the area experience? Do people walk briskly over the floor or stand in long lines?
  • How much exposure to the elements does the area experience?
  • Is there water from rain or leaking gutters that gets onto the floor?

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How to Prevent Slip and Fall accidents in Industrial areas

Industrial environments are often tricky because any Slip and Fall prevention strategy needs to work well with any occupational health and safety procedure. Industrial areas typically have the most dangerous floors and experience the highest number of Slip and Fall accidents. Fatal accidents are usually caused due to a poor Slip and Fall prevention plan in place. When thinking about an Industrial area, think of how many Slip and Fall Accidents happen. These can be caused by tired workers, forklifts operating at high speeds, overhead cranes, and heavy machinery in use

Factors to take into account are:

  • How much foot traffic does the are experience?
  • Are the walkways flat or do they change elevation?
  • Is there adequate lighting?
  • Is there dust or water that gets onto the stairs?
  • Do vehicles and workers use the same floor?

Slip No More Non-Slip Products are suited to Residential, Commercial & Industrial environments, and with our experience and quality guarantee, we are able to help you develop an effective Slip and Fall prevention plan. Our team takes hundreds of factors into account and provides you with products for high-risk, medium-risk, and low-risk slippery floors.

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