Don't Slip Up By Neglecting Floors
Released on: February 14, 2011, 8:05 am
DESPITE slips and trips still being one of the most common
causes of accidents in the workplace, many employers are unknowingly
putting their employees at risk by not maintaining non-slip flooring
correctly, according to a warning from workplace equipment provider,
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) says at least one serious slip injury occurs
every three minutes in workplaces throughout Great Britain and most of these are due
to contaminants, such as water or grease.
Lee Wright, Marketing Director of Slingsby which supplies more than 35,000 workplace
products across all industries from salt spreaders to air conditioners, explains: “Non-slip flooring is often found in high traffic areas
such as kitchens and on walkways so it can quickly build up with dirt and grime if
it is not cleaned regularly and as the HSE's figures demonstrate this regularly
results in accidents.
“Cleaning up any spillages or contaminations should be a priority in all
organisations. Putting such procedures in place is quick and easy and can
immediately make a workplace safer and reduce the risk of injuries and compensation
Lee adds: “In addition non-slip safety matting should be cleaned regularly to maintain its non-slip properties and in
busy or public areas it should be cleaned every day. Because a lot of non-slip
floors are heavily textured rap mops usually work better than sponge mops, which
often disintegrate, and an industrial floor cleaning product should also be used. A
scrub brush is good for tough areas or else steam cleaners are also very effective
on these surfaces.”
There are many products from Slingsby's range that can help to maintain non-slip
floors including horse stable matting and other specialist safety equipment. They are all available
from Slingsby by visiting www.slingsby.com or by calling 0800 294 4440.
For high resolution images of any products please call Steve Wright on 0113 257 6633
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note to editor:-
Slingsby was established in Bradford during 1893 by Harry Crowther Slingsby who
designed and created a range of robust trucks and trolleys to move heavy loads
horizontally around large buildings. Several members of the Slingsby family remain
on the board of directors and whilst the company is still famous for its manual
handling equipment, it now supplies more than 35,000 workplace products to a full
range of industries via its catalogues and website. For further information visit www.slingsby.com
Media contact:- Steve Wright on 0113 2576633.
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