However for some it might not be quite so amazing, because along with the crowds there will unfortunately be a few not quite so happy people. These people would have slipped and injured themselves on wet slippery tiles at their hotels, in shops, bars, restaurants and around swimming pools.
Consider that many visitors coming from countries that endorse litigation (like the USA and the UK) this could be an opportunity to sue companies that have not taken adequate steps for the protection of attendees. Remember many of those law firms are offering a no win no fee engagement which will only fuel the ‘lets have a go – what do we have to lose’ attitude of some people.
With an increase of slip and fall related injuries and the fact that there are so many shiny, slippery tiles throughout our country, in the event of an accident you will have to demonstrate that you have taken enough precautions to ensure that people do not slip on wet slippery surfaces. Putting a yellow “A board sign” saying “wet floor” or “slippery surface” will not help either as if you do go on to litigation and not settle out of court it will be up to you to prove that you adopted best case procedures. Unfortunately many companies will soon find some themselves potentially involved in unwelcome litigation – but it doesn’t have to be that way!
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from Fraudulent Slip and Fall Claims during The 2010 World Cup
But don’t worry, for most who have thought ahead and treated slippery surfaces recently, would have demonstrated that they care. They could prove that they took all appropriate steps to ensure the safety and well being of the general public.
Let’s also be realistic, anyone can slip in a shopping centre where there have been spillages or even in public areas – the difference here is that many people will see this as an opportunity to have an extra special holiday and as President Zuma mentioned in his New Years speech that 2010 was going to be the most important year for South Africa since 1994’.
There are many solutions ranging from anti-slip tape to some amazing and invisible solutions that ‘live’ in the structure of the tiles. This anti-slip solution was developed in the US many years ago, initially to help aeroplanes reduce the risk of aquaplaning off runways. Fortunately, with some minor adjustments to these products, today we can easily ensure that our businesses, hotels and Bed and Breakfast residences are safe so that our visitors and guests have a memorable stay for all the right reasons.
You need to phone Anne on 021 855 1509 (or email here) so you can show you care about your guests, just like the Mount Nelson, Courtyard City Lodge Hotel, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa and the One8 in Green Point to mention only a few.