Non-slip flooring is a worthwhile investment for any business wanting to keep their customers and employees safe whilst reducing maintenance costs, liabilities and avoiding disruption to business operations.
According to Safe Work Australia, 23%1 of all serious workplace injury claims within the last 12 years (between 2003 – 15) were ‘fall, trips and slips’ incidents, with 56% of these injuries being caused by environmental factors, such as slippery surfaces following rainfall.
Between 2012-13 there were 6,6402 reported cases of slip incidents, with the average cost of a serious claim coming to $104,370. This makes fall, trips and slips the second highest injury claim in Australia.
CMBM are installers of GripGuard, the leading non-slip flooring solutions for businesses and residential properties around Queensland.
Benefits of Non-slip surfacing
1. No Disruption to Business
Treatment can be carried out during business hours, with the surface being safe to walk on immediately after completion.
2. No Change to Surface
GripGuard microscopically modifies the floor surface, meaning there is no visible change to the floor surface whilst grip is dramatically increased for shoes and pneumatic and solid wheel tyres.
Non-slip flooring saves you money as it reduces maintenance costs and mitigates potential slip or fall injuries for your employees and customers.
4. GripGuard is durable
GripGuard permanently modifies the floor surface rather than coating it, meaning it will not wear off or require special maintenance. The treatment is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy traffic flow.
5. WH&S Compliance
Your duty of care to your employees and customers includes managing health and safety risks associated with slips, trips and falls by eliminating or minimising the risk ‘so far as reasonably practicable.’ Non-slip flooring provides peace of mind that you have fulfilled your responsibilies.
If you are unsure if you require non-slip coatings, please contact us for a complimentary Indication Slip-Test or quote for your business.
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