Slip Injury Prevention Products
We provide slip injury prevention products for retail, commercial, industrial and residential environments. We install our products with the main aim to disarm hazards associated with slippery floor surfaces. Our products and services cater for all types of floor surfaces from polished porcelain tiles to concrete to wood and metal surfaces.
Anti Slip & Non Slip Coatings
Why Focus On Anti Slip Flooring And Non Slip Coatings
- At present, Slips, Trips & Falls are not unique to any country or economic climate. The fact of the matter is that the problem of slippery floors exists everywhere
- The Occupational Health and Safety act makes provision for standards, employers and self-employed persons have to adhere to these standards to prevent damage to their business
Antislip Treatment - Maintenance
Maintenance is a four part process:
- Keeping the floor clean
- Protecting the surface
Temperature, humidity, static electricity, and the presence of foreign substances are factors that will affect time and cost spent on this never-ending job. You can easily miscalculate the amount of time and expense needed for floor maintenance unless you prioritize. First, determine which maintenance factors are most important. Appearance, cleanliness, non-slip consistency, safety, longevity, and sanitation each requires a different approach and commitment. After you evaluate your maintenance parameters, you can then determine what maintenance protocols to institute.
The biggest complaint regarding movement floor surfaces is that they get too slippery. The second biggest complaint is that they also get too sticky. How can this be?
There are three answers:
PERSPECTIVE, ENVIRONMENT, and MAINTENANCE.
Every movement activity has an ideal co-efficient of friction that provides optimum performance and safety. Unfortunately, it is different for every discipline. Differing footwear and activities change your PERSPECTIVE on the dynamics of your flooring surface.
Tappers like fast floors. Ballroom dancers, fitness and athletic participants prefer even faster floors. Ballet dancers like slow floors. Faster floors have less coefficient of friction. It all depends on what you do. If your floor is fast or slow, it is always somewhat dependent on your perspective.
The key to adjusting the floor to meet your movement needs is to assess the condition and maintenance of your floor. In many cases, floors get slippery or sticky because they are not being cleaned properly, or not being cleaned at all. In many other cases, humidity which is too high or too low, will cause of a floor to be too slippery as well.
First, clean the floor on a regular basis. Does the floor perform better right after cleaning then deteriorate over time? If so, clean the floor more often. Use a detergent, degreaser or manufacturer recommended cleaning product. Many home cleaning agents contain chemicals that make floors more slippery, so be careful.
Check your HVAC system, insuring the temperature and humidity are under control. Both can cause major changes in coefficient of friction. Use a dehumidifier overnight if humidity is an issue.
Dry mop the floor daily.
Floor finishes have a profound effect on how fast or slow your floor responds to movement. Always test a small area of your floor before applying the product to the entire floor.
There are a variety of ways to adjust the coefficient of friction on floors designed for movement.