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 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 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 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 slippery steps and slippery ramps

An adhesive backed Anti-Slip Tape which is ideal for use on ramps, loading bays, ladders, steps, walkways and slippery floors

You will need Anti-Slip Tape to help reduce accidents where-ever you have slippery steps, slippery tiled or epoxied ramps, loading bays, ladder rungs, steel plates and walkways. Consider where your staff or visitors tend to slip then you need to apply this adhesive backed Anti-Slip Grit Tape.

Antislip Tape - 50mm and 100mm widths.
Antislip Tape - 50mm and 100mm widths.

Anti-Slip Tape by comes in rolls of 10m or 18.3 meters with widths of 50mm to 300mm. The anti-slip tape provides an immediate, quick to install and low-cost solution which helps to reduce the risk of slips and falls in the workplace, warehouse, farm processing facilities or factory.

The antislip tape comes in Black Grit, Yellow and Black Chevron Grit or clear “Sand” grit tape at varying widths as show below.

Anti-slip Tape – Black Grit

  • 50mm x 18.3m,50mm x 10m
  • 100mm x 18.3m,100mm x 10m
  • 150mm x 18.3m,150mm x 10m
  • 300mm x 10m

Anti-slip Tape – Clear Grit

  • 50mm x 18.3m

Anti-slip Black and Yellow Chevron Grit Tape

  • 50mm x 10m, 50mm x 10m
Anti Slip Grit Tape Collection

Simply clean the area ready to install the tape. The anti slip tape is already adhesive backed with a pressure sensitive glue, so all you have to do is peel off the backing strip and then lay or stick the tape in the desired position. Then walk all over it to get a good bond or seal to the substrait. It’s that easy!

By calling on 021 855 1509 or filling in the form we will return your call or email rapidly and get the tape to you quickly.

Now You Can Reduce Accidents Associated with Slippery Tiled Floors

Today in a legally led world, many lawyers now represent clients on a no win no fee basis. Do you really have an appetite for pointless litigation? By assigning you would have taken a major step in ensuring the proactive safety of everyone.

When you assign you would have taken a major step in ensuring the proactive safety of everyone at your office, hotel or business – inside or outside. The good news is that can undertake this work quickly and professionally with little or no disruption and immediate results.

You Can Reduce Accidents On Shiny Floor Tiles
You Can Reduce Accidents On Shiny Floor Tiles

When you assign you will benefit from:-

  • A slip resistant procedure (not a coating that will wear off) that is globally proved tried and tested
  • An easy way to reduce or eliminate risk associated with slip accidents in the workplace
  • An immediate solution guaranteed for two years (in an industrial/commercial environment) that also give you peace of mind
  • A best practice and proactive solution undertaking for your staff’s health and safety
  • Without staff you do not have a company. Given that everyone from employees, customers or visitors who walk on your tiled surfaces you definitely want to ensure their safety.

Today in a legally led world, many lawyers now represent clients on a no win no fee basis. Do you really have an appetite for pointless litigation? We are currently experiencing a significant increase in risk that you the employer must accept (health & safety). Remember, if you ever did go to court the onus would be on you to prove that you adopted best practice. YOU clearly have a responsibility to ensure that there is adequate safety for staff, visitors and the general public. Doing nothing and waiting until an accident occurs is unacceptable. Why wait for litigation when you could be indemnified because now you can make slip and fall accidents at work history!

Slippery Surfaces? Non Slip frequently asked questions

The anti slip tile treament is an odorless clear chemical treatment which reacts within the glazed or hardened Tiled floor surfaces, including steel floated Concrete floors. The chemical reaction disolves the weakest silicate grains creating a pore in the surface of the tile, helping to eliminate slip problems when wet.

What is your Non slip coating for Slippery Surfaces?

“Non-slip tile treatment” is an odorless clear chemical and not a coating as many people would imagine. As a chemical treatment it reacts within the pores of most glazed Tiled floor surfaces, almost eliminating slipping problems when wet.

Slippery Tiled Surfaces In Public Areas
Slippery Tiled Surfaces In Public Areas

Once the treatment has created the pores, the solution is washed off and the area cna be used immediatly – no waiting or drying time.

Sounds Great, But How Do Slip Safety Applications Work?

“Non-slip treatment” or application creates pores in the sealed and glazed floor surfaces, treating them to just below the surface, thereby creating a microscopic suction cap at each pore. Under wet conditions a suction effect is created on the surface of the floor. Wet floors no longer pose a problem because the vacuum capacity of the floor is actually enhanced when exposed to water reducing the foot from slipping.

How Long Will Floor Treatment prevent Slippery Surfaces For?

Non-slip tile and concrete treatment as mentioned is not a coating, it therefore cannot be peeled off. It will remain effective for many years until the floor surface itself has worn down. We guarantee for a minimum of 2 years and up to 5 years subject to the correct cleaning.

Could It Change The Appearance Of My Floor?

“Non-slip treatment” will not detract from the floor’s natural appearance. Some fully glazed surfaces may have a marginal loss of high glaze shine, this being equal to the inevitable loss during normal wear and tear of the surface. Lightening of the floor surface may occur, and oxidation of dirt particles may be visible following the application, however this appearance will disappear after normal cleaning.

How Do You Maintain The Treated Floor Surface After Application?

Surfaces must remain free from grease and ingrained dirt to remain effective. It is therefore important that the floor is kept clean or hosed down regularly. It is recommended that the surface be cleaned with a long handled scrubbing brush using a good quality cleaner.

The Anti-Slip Application – where can it be applied?

A Solution For Home, Retail and Industrial Floors

“Non-Slip treatment” is applied continuously to the treated area until the floor becomes Non-Slip. The residual chemical is then washed off with water. “Non-slip treatment” can be applied to new or existing floors both indoors and outdoors. There are no noisy, dusty or smelly application procedures. The floor can be used immediately following the completion of the Non-Slip application.

What About Coatings For Slippery Tiled Areas?

Anti-slip coatings, similar to paint or varnish, are not recommended for tiled floors as the coating does not successively adhere to the surface and will rub off or wear off in time! If hygiene is important, bacteria build-up can occur around and under the coating.

Anti-Slip Benefits – A summary?

Simply put it significantly reduces and removes the problem of slipping when wet providing you with peace of mind at your business or home knowing that slipping is no longer a problem. “Non-slip treatment” will not attract surface algae, it will outlast all other types of Non-Slip surface applications and will increase profits by rendering working areas safer (less down time and injuries). It is also likely that there may be a reduction in insurance premiums including Public Liability Insurance Premiums.

When you assign you will be ensuring your environment be safer! Call 021 855 1509 or fill in the contact form here!