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.

Swimming Pool Tiles And Walkways No Longer Slippery When Wet!

If your swimming pool area has not been treated it probably is a liability because untreated areas are slippery. The risk increases dramatically when tiles are wet and that’s when slip and fall accidents happen.

Imagine walking around a pool that has smooth, slippery tiles – particularly when there is water splashed alongside, you have to be very, very careful. For some, these slippery areas are a huge liability particularly for younger childeren or if you are older.

Swimming Pool Tiled Areas
Swimming Pool Tiled Areas

 

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Slippery Floor Tiles – We reveal how we get a grip on it!

Slippery floor tiles are a hazard that can, in most cases, be avoided through an amazing solution that is applied into the pores of a tile. So when your shoe or bare foot makes contact with a wet slippery tile, the water is actually ‘pushed’ out of the pores resulting in mini suction caps being created.

For several years companies and householders have been complaining about floor tiles that are very slippery. One very expensive solution would be to remove the tiles and put new anti-slip tiles in place – but this option

Get a grip on your slippery floor tiles
Get a grip on your slippery floor tiles

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Slippery Tile Anti-Slip Treatment Information

The anti-slip tile treatment increases the slip resistance of all types of tiles and smooth or floated concrete surfaces, reducing the likelihood of slip related accidents.

Non-Slip.co.za delivers an anti-slip tile treatment (not a coating that will wear off) for tile, marble, terrazzo and concrete products. The treatment increases the slip resistance of all types of tiles and smooth or floated concrete surfaces, reducing the likelihood of slip related accidents.

Tiled Floors in the Leisure Industry
Tiled Floors in the Leisure Industry

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Anti Slip Tile Treatment For The 2010 World Cup

If you are in Cape Town on 11th June 2010 you will be treated to the spectacle of Uruguay and France playing football as the second match of the 2010 World Cup starts – this is going to be an amazing few weeks for South Africa.

Anti Slip Tile Treatment For The 2010 World Cup Football
Anti Slip Tile Treatment For The 2010 World Cup Football

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!

How To Indemnify Yourself
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.

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