The law states that all floors must be “Fit for purpose”, but, regardless of the law and regulations, you don’t want to put yourself, your staff or your customers at risk do you? Its far better to have a safe non slip floor finish, this allows you peace of mind knowing that all can go about their business in safety. It’s no fun being told that someone has slipped and hurt themselves. You feel responsible, you feel you have let them down. Do you have slip issues with your floors?. Over 90% of all hard floors fail to meet the Health & Safety Executives minimum standards for slip resistance, when wet or contaminated. Do your floors meet these standards?
If not, then you could be liable to civil action, criminal prosecution and damage to your reputation. As society becomes ever more litigious, and the authorities more stringent, the problem is only going to get worse. The solution is easy. It is also cost effective Don’t wait for someone to become injured before you take action. Click here to see what the Health & Safety Executive have to say about it.
Unfortunately ignorance and ‘we didn't know it was slippery’ is no defence in the eyes of the law. The duty of care is upon you to know the risks, assess your floors, and to take action where necessary. The law is there to protect against incident and injury in the first place, not to react following them. There are substantial cost implications to slip accidents, not only to your business but to the individual and the economy. The advent of litigation and claim culture is often blamed for the rise in Health & Safety awareness. This is what effect it really has.
Steps and Ramps
1. Building Regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) require that ALL internal and external steps and ramps have a non slip surface. Also the nosings of all steps must be of a "permanently contrasting colour". Only SkidProof can achieve this requirement without the need for tapes.
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