Slip and fall accidents are among the most common, dangerous, and costly causes of injuries across the world. This is why non slip flooring is very important. It is a must-have in many places, especially in commercial and industrial facilities. Without it, it will only be a matter of time until someone suffers from an accident.
Slip and trip happens anywhere, to anyone, and at any time. It is very crucial to address the slip resistance, as well as maintenance of the floors in order to enhance safety and prevent accidents.
This type of flooring is very diverse. This means that there is a solution that can be provided to any type of environment. It can be a food hall where snacks and drinks are often dropped or in a manufacturing plant where there is fuel, oils, and greases.
Here is a guide to help you choose the best floor for your facility so unnecessary problems can be avoided.
What are the Benefits of this Flooring?
Anti slip flooring provide numerous benefits to protect anyone in the company. This would include the following.
- Prevents slip and fall accidents thus avoiding litigation which equates to saving on cost.
- Provides a safe working environment for everyone. This results in increased productivity.
- Minimal to no business disruptions.
- Reduces expensive administration cost and safeguards the reputation of the company.
What is Slip Resistance?
This is the floor’s roughness that creates traction, thus reducing the chances of slip and fall.
To better understand this, a metric gauges the level of slipperiness on the floor. The COF or coefficient of friction is being defined as the force needed to hold two materials together (feet and floor) and the max force required to resist sliding.
What Important Points should be put in Mind during Cleaning?
There are some projects that may require a less slip-resistance while giving focus on cleanability. In this case, the more slip-resistant the floor is, the harder it is to clean it. This is because the aggregate on the coating is larger and angular. When the floor surface has a more angular profile, the harder it is to clean.
What Influences the Floor Slip Resistance?
Testing the floor and the surfaces in site is important to help identify various factors that affect the slip resistance capability of the flooring materials like maintenance, cleaning regime, traffic pattern, deterioration as a result of wear, and contamination.
Knowing all these information is very important. Aside from installing this type of flooring, you also need to know how you can maximize it for your own good. Doing so will help you avoid unnecessary cost and make the most out of it for a long time while making sure that the area is safe for everyone.