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To Slip Test or not to Slip Test

There are many tasks that business owners must attend to when they are setting up their businesses to become profitable operations. One of the issues that they should bear in mind is the safety of all those who enter the business premises. Business owners, by law, are responsible for the safety of all their employees and customers, and most workplace accidents are caused by slips and falls. Cutting corners would be very expensive, especially when it comes to preventing slips and falls, and business owners should ensure that they have slip testing done on the materials that they lay down on the floors. Slip resistance testing is a prerequisite before opening business, so every individual who walks in can be safe from slipping and falling. Read more

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The Top Tips to Preventing Slips and Falls

If after slip resistance testing you find that your floor is safe, you can further enhance this safety by including some of the tips listed here in your business.

  • Use appropriate shoes – ask all your employees to wear shoes that have high friction soles, preferably rubber. If they are working in an environment that may have water or slippery liquids, rubber-soled shoes can help them prevent slips.
  • Grind or etch concrete that is smooth – although concrete is not normally slippery, a floor with very smooth concrete should be ground, or chemically etched.

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Slip testing in unlikely public areas

When people think of slip testing, they think of it being done within the premises of a solitary business, or other small walking area. However, there is the need to protect the general public from slip and fall accidents. This means conducting slip resistance testing in parking lots, hospitals, and other areas frequented by the public, but not really considered as high-risk when it comes to slip and fall accidents. It is quite common for malls to be held liable for such accidents, but places like hospitals should also conduct these tests. Read more

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Slip testing for the home – the most likely areas for slips and falls

Of all the serious or fatal injuries that occur in homes, most of them are due to slipping and falling. There is a large proportion of people getting hospitalized because the slipped and fell in the home. It is common for people not to perform a skid resistance test on the floors of their homes because they think that the home is the safest place they could be. Here we look at some of the high-risk areas of the house that need slip testing. Read more

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Slip Testing Contracts Will Save You A Fortune

How do you make sure that your building does not lead you to having a slip and fall lawsuit on your hands? When do you actually get your floors tested? These are questions that you cannot answer properly and the only solution is to get a pendulum slip testing contract. This is an agreement where the testing company will come periodically to make sure that your floors are not slippery. Read more