Anti Slip Tile Treatments Shouldn’t Be Confused With Coating Products

This anti-slip solution erodes “pock marks” in the glazed surface of the tile. These pock marks with a liquid causes a vacume type environment when stepped on with your bare foot or soft soled show. This then ensures superior grip!

These anti-slip tile treatment solutions should not be confused with coating products that sit on top of tiles. Anti-slip coatings wear off and leave you with the same problem of slippery wet tiles.

Anti Slip Tile Treatment Process
Anti Slip Tile Treatment Process

The more advanced solutions ensure maximum grip that increases with an increase in water or fluid, effectively making them safer as more water accumulates. Where the anti-slip paints and anti-skid varnishes sit on the surface of the tiles, this anti slip solution reacts with the silicates in the glazed or hardened surface of the tile.

The idea is to keep the solution on the peaks of the “hills”, rather than the valleys, that are naturally formed during the baking process of the tiles. The application process will widen and deepen the microscopic pores.  When the tile is slippery with water, your shoe or bare foot squashes the water out of the pore and grips to the surface just like a tire does to a wet road thus reducing the likelihood of a slip.

Wouldn’t  you  agree that safety is important? Phone Anne on 021 855 1509 or email here to find out how you can improve your safety.

Anti Slip Strips are an effective Health and Safety measure

A requirement by Occupational Health and Safety Officers is to help mitigate risk and reduce slip fall accidents in the workplace. One of your most simple and effective Occupational Health and Safety measures is the installation of anti slip strips on the nose of your steps

A requirement by Occupational Health and Safety Officers is to help mitigate risk and reduce slip fall accidents in the workplace. The application of Anti Slip strips is one of your most quick, simple and effective Health and Safety measures that can be undertaken.

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Anti Slip Strips are an effective Health and Safety measure

By installing anti slip strips on the nose of your steps provides several safety advantages as well as helping to ensure your stairs are kept in a good condition, which is essential to your corporate Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies.

Consider this, as the global markets contract, the real fact is, staffing numbers are being reduced. Your key personnel are invaluable but what if one of you key staff where to slip and injure themselves? You could find a trip and fall accident would have a real impact on your business productivity, not to mention your monthly insurance payments.

Anti slip strips can provide a visual and tactile reference to stair edges

People are naturally far less likely to trip on stairs when they can clearly see and feel the edge of the steps. In fact the British Health and Safety Executive recommends a 30% visual difference at the nose of the steps for easy identification by people whom are partially sighted.

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Anti slip tape before and after installation

Where there is no visual indication of the stair edge, the eye cannot asses the length of the tread nor the height of each step and this could cause accidents. Why leave OHS to chance?

Occupational Health and Safety does not need to be complicated

No one should be injured at their work just because they slipped on the slippery wooden stairs or tiled steps. By following basic stair safety as well as installing anti slip nose strips for steps from Non-Slip.co.za, not only will the nose of the stairs be protected from cracking and chipping but the anti slip strips will provide a clear visual and tactile reference to the edge of the step. You will be surprised at the reassuring grip that our anti-slip strips offer too.

Take a safer step! Make your workplace a safer place to be. Contact us now by completing the contact form and we will contact you or by calling 021 855 1509 and let’s assist your OHS strategy by improving your stair safety and reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents.

Slip Safety For Slippery Kitchen Tiles – with added benefits!

From time to time we get enquiries regarding the impact of our anti slip tile treatment products and hygiene. Clearly cleanliness is 100% important particularly in kitchens and food processing, so what is the impact?

Once the tile treatment has done it’s job and created microscopic tread patterns just below the surface of your slippery tiles, all residue is washed off. In addition, it is odourless clear chemical, so will not affect your food production from the kitchens.

Food Production from Kitchens
Food Production from Kitchens

Good news is that there is zero impact! Think about it – the solution (slightly acidic) is applied to the slippery floor area that is to be treated. Once it has done it’s job and created microscopic tread patterns just below the glazed surface of your tiles, all residue is washed off. In addition, it is odourless clear chemical, so will not affect your food production.

Slippery Floor Surfaces caused by Soapy Residues

There is no need to leave any residue and the area treated is washed with clean water. It is harmless from a contamination perspective during the application process. Unlike cleaning materials that leave a residue the surface will remain clean and remember this is not a coating so there will be nothing left.

Typically there are usually more residues and bacteria in kitchens from old spills of food or liquids and also as mentioned, from cleaning products which tend to stay on the surface.

For peace of mind this identical application has been used effectively in many high street globally branded restaurants and fast food chains alongside the kitchens of 5 star luxury global brands.

When you assign Non-Slip.co.za you will be ensuring that not only will your environment be clean but there will be slip reduction also! Call us now on 021 855 1509 or fill in the enquiry form here.

Hidden Costs With Slip Accidents On Slippery Floors

You really won’t want to go legal because of the financial implications (even if you win!) – however there are significant hidden costs associated with slip accidents on slippery floors.

Some may only be a niggle but other litigation could have a dramatic impact on your staff but also could seriously effect on how you run your business – or if you have a business after the legal wrangles!

Hidden Costs With Slip Accidents
Hidden Costs With Slip Accidents On Slippery Floors

What You Won’t Want To Read!

Consideration should be given to the following:-

  • Workers compensation
  • The time to process and manage the injury
  • Increased workloads for other staff to perform the injured persons work
  • Loss of expertise and necessary skills
  • Additional training for staff (possible temporary)
  • The recruitment of temporary staff
  • Decreased productivity
  • Human suffering and associated pain
  • 95% of slip and trip accidents result in broken bones – that’s usually a lot of pain!
  • Your time to develop a legal defense
  • Costs associated with any legal challenge
  • Adverse publicity
  • COMPENSATION – ouch!

It is however likely that your internal Health & Safety officer (OHS) /Building Manager has already agreed to make sure that slip accidents at work are eliminated. Take positive action by assigning Non-Slip.co.za to undertake this work, you will ensure that slip related accidents are no longer happening.

Make Slip Fall Accidents From Slippery Floor Surfaces History!

By now Non-Slip.co.za makes so much sense, so call Anne on 021 855 1509 for an initial discussion, then book a date. Remember that tiles have an appetite all of their own and slip related accidents are on the increase – take action now and make slip related accidents history.

Anti-Slip Tape For Baths – An effective slip reduction solution.

This clear bath tape is foot friendly and non-abrasive to skin while being hygienic, easy to clean and mildew resistant. Just think of the added safety you will be offering.

As a facilities manager of a hotel or residence, you have a responsibility to the guests or residents. Slip accidents from bath tubs is a regular issue and it can be so easily addressed. Clear embossed anti slip strips for baths and showers can meet this requirement.

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Embossed vinyl anti slip strips for baths

Clear Bath Tape

It’s a clear (almost invisible) tape that is not abrasive on the skin. Continue reading “Anti-Slip Tape For Baths – An effective slip reduction solution.”