Recently a Property Management Company, on behalf of the Body Corporate, called Non-Slip.co.za to see if we could solve a problem at a group of multi-storey flats. One lady had recently slipped down stairs resulting in a large cut on her upper foot and now has an unsightly scar.
Another person had slipped twice in six months and now has severe scars on both elbows. Another man slipped recently and split his head open – fortunately he has recovered, however it could have been so much worse!
The flats have several flights of tiled steps at either side of the buildings to the car park and therefore are in constant use. The stairwells were tiled with a reddish ceramic tile, which was extremely slippery after light rain showers or heavy mists, which regularly roll in from the sea.
The sea-salt, light sand and dust mixed with rain to make a deadly environment as some residents and visitors have found out. The slippery steps were so dangerous that young children would not walk down the steps without the help of their parents. Some insisted on being carried as they had slipped and really hurt themselves too often.
Anti-Slip Tape for Steps by Non-Slip.co.za – better than a crack on the nut!
The residents desperately needed a low cost solution that could be installed quickly to help reduce further accidents happening to them and their children and visitors on their slippery tiled steps. Immediately after a short site visit by Non-Slip.co.za an adhesive backed PVC anti slip tape was installed.
Since the application of anti-slip grit tape no further accidents have been reported, children feel confident and safe and residents are once again happy. No more litigation threats have been received and once again both staircases are now secure and protected from the dangers associated with slippery tiled steps.