A safer surface to walk on – Slip resistant floor finishes

long_eaton_fire_station_16-slip-resistant floorAccording to the HSE, slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the workplace and the most reported injury to members of the public. It is therefore imperative that companies take the appropriate steps to control and reduce these risks to employees and customers, with the first step (no pun) being to install a slip-resistant floor finish.

It is important to assess the risk of your premises and decide what control measures need to be in place to prevent accidents.

The elements that often contribute to slips are; flooring type, environment, footwear, contamination and cleaning.

We recognise the importance of protecting our customers and as a result offer:

  • Tailored slip-resistant floor finishes
  • Cleaning packages and advice
  • Onsite slip testing service
  • Experienced technical support

Choosing the correct slip-resistant floor finish for your environment is imperative, however, It is even more important to consider this slip-resistant floor finish under production conditions, something that is often overlooked. The surface texture of a floor can help to reduce the risk of slips and we provide a range of systems that can be tailored to suit the degree of slip resistance required. Our technical sales team can provide support and assistance when choosing the correct floor finish.

We also recognise that no matter what type of floor finish (including slip-resistant floor finish) you need a correct cleaning and maintenance regime for upkeep. Through years of experience and working closely with our customers we have developed cleaning packages that can assist with the maintenance of your floor.

A common misconception is that floors that are rough in texture cannot be cleaned. With the correct cleaning equipment, any floor can be cleaned. At National Flooring, we take pride in our final slip-resistant floor finish jobs and will happily provide our clients with a simple and easy to follow cleaning demonstration.

If you have concerns regarding any of your floors we can undertake on-site slip testing. We use a Slip Alert machine that’s considered the ‘British Standard slip test’ with accurate results and guaranteed to help reduce slip injuries. The machine will quickly and efficiently assess whether the floor offers adequate slip resistance in both dry and wet conditions.