Anti-slip strips on stairs

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Whilst slips, trips and falls can often be attributed to carelessness or clumsiness, most accidents are preventable.

Some common areas where accidents tend to occur are:

  • Floors that are wet, greasy or have recently been polished or waxed
  • Dry floors with wood dust or powder
  • Areas with loose flooring, carpeting or mats, or where one floor type transitions to another
  • Walking surfaces that are uneven or sloped (ramps and gangplanks)
  • Walkways that are cluttered, contain electrical cords or cables
  • Steps, particularly damaged or irregular steps or ones with no handrails
  • Damaged ladder steps
  • Metal surfaces — dock plates, construction plates
  • Fire escapes
  • Cold storage areas
  • Outside – usually due to weather hazards (rain, sleet, ice, snow, hail, frost, wet leaves or pine needles)

There are a variety of factors and situations that may cause a slip, trip or a fall, your job as the employer is to identify these in your workplace and implement measures to prevent them from happening in the first place.

However, the best way to stop them all together is by implementing effective prevention methods throughout your workplace. The best prevention materials include:

  • GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) Anti-slip in the form of sheets, grating panels, landing covers, stair treads and stair nosing
  • Anti-slip Tape (also available with aluminum backing to conform to uneven surfaces)
  • Anti-slip Paint

All slip-resistant materials are long-lasting and quick to install, not to mention a highly-effective and cost-effective solution to preventing accidents. Easily fitted to walkways, gangways, disabled access ramps, factory floors, bridges, landing areas and platforms, employers can easily minimise the risk of slips, trips and falls just by simply implementing these floor level safety measures.

Prevent these accidents in your workplace now by checking your property, promoting good work habits, and applying these safety measures to keep your employees and customers safe. 

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