Safety in the workplace is essential to a productive and prosperous working environment. Businesses in any industry can avoid workplace injuries by using anti-slip flooring to prevent slips and trips.
According to a Labour Force Survey, it’s estimated that 119,000 workplace accidents occurred due to a slip or trip in 2016. Workplace accidents interrupt business operations, put stress on the victim and their colleagues and cost businesses thousands of pounds in lost working days, compensation claims and potential legal costs.
Businesses owe a duty of care to both their employees and visitors to places for which they are responsible. Whether their remit is indoors or outdoors, safe and reliable flooring is a must for businesses across all industries. Damage, spillages and the weather all have an effect on surfaces that can lead to accidents that could otherwise be avoided. Fail to meet your duty of care and be prepared to pay the cost.
Cost of Workplace Accidents
Injuries from working conditions are estimated to cost businesses across the UK around £14 billion a year. Workplace accidents don’t just cost businesses in terms of just compensation. Lost working hours, employee turnover, staff productivity and the impact on business reputation all have an impact on the cost of an accident at your site.
In the UK, 30.4 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury. As a result of a slip or trip, businesses lose 8 working days on average. Lost working days mean more work for those still working, which has a knock-on effect on staff productivity and morale.
How do I Prevent Accidents at Work?
Accidents are accidents, of course, but there are some things you can do limit the chances of an accident occurring. One of the easiest ways to prevent an accident in the workplace is to ensure that you fit anti-slip and trip solutions to your high-risk areas.
High risk areas include stairs, outdoor areas and anywhere with high foot traffic. A comprehensive risk assessment will help you highlight these areas on your site. By installing anti-slip solutions such as stair nosings, GRP grating and anti-slip floor panels, you can significantly reduce the risk of an accident from a slip or trip.
Anti-Slip Flooring Solutions
Our anti-slip flooring solutions are custom made to fit any location. Using the latest anti-slip materials, we provide tough gritted, weather resistant flooring that is ideal for high traffic environments. Our anti-slip treads can be fitted to wood, concrete, stone, resin and metal stairs and steps, ensuring a practical and safe solution for your employees and visitors to your site/premises.
Accidents in the workplace are an ever-present danger, so it’s important to take all possible precautions. Anti-slip flooring in rugged, high footfall areas and places likely to cause accidents will go a long way towards keep you and your business safe. For more information about anti-slip flooring solutions, get in touch today.