Steps around the golf course are often a nice feature making the course both more aesthetically pleasing and more accessible. However, wooden stairs develop a slimy slippery coating outside thanks to rain, algae and moss. They can often become hazardous and increase the risk of the most common cause of major injuries… slips, trips and falls. Combining this with spiked shoes which are unlikely to prevent slipping it’s an accident waiting to happen and you’re a no win no fee goldmine!!
It doesn’t take a scientist to work out that as the Winter season draws in it brings with it an increased risk of slip and trip accidents. That smooth surface that may be overlooked throughout the year can become an ice rink and an accident just waiting to happen. Protect employees, customers, and yourselves by assessing the risks at your premises.
Great Britain guarantees at least one thing…that our winters are increasingly cold, wet, and icy. The unpredictable nature of the great outdoors makes the risk of slip accidents outdoors much greater than indoors.
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This Project was for Network Rail in Bermondsey, South London, and the work was carried out on one of their track access points of entry.
As we adapt to this new normal many people may be staying at home still or perhaps only a small amount of your workforce have come back to work, either of these will have resulted in a lower footfall at your site.
Over the years working with many golf courses, we’ve had a few customers who have bought our products after ‘getting their fingers burnt’ by not safeguarding their course against avoidable slips and trips.
We all know that those ‘No Win, No Fee’ solicitors need to earn some money somewhere! They are waiting to handle a claim and they will gather all the evidence including any defect on a golf course where a slip incident occurred.
We are proud to share that over 700 of the UK’s Golf Club’s now enjoy the safety benefits of GripClad’s anti-slip products.
Is a ‘rubber crumb’ product a good alternative?
In recent months we’ve had a few enquiries from golf courses regarding the ‘rubber crumb’ flooring solution products similar to those found in playgrounds to stop children injuring themselves when they fall over, and have been asked whether they are a good anti-slip solution to install around golf course walkways and steps.
Golf is increasingly becoming a year-round sport, subsequently this means the club’s maintenance tasks will increase and the quieter period when maintenance is usually scheduled will decrease.
Whether it is a car park in an airport, hospital, supermarket, train station or a shopping centre, these public areas receive a size-able footfall and revenue.