Food Manufacturer ABC were recording an increasing number of slip incidents and near misses at their production facility, which was causing them a great deal of concern.
After our initial meeting, the manufacturer was keen to progress but funding was an issue as budgets were tight and agreed for the year.
SlipTest helped the customer to secure funding from their insurer, to meet the costs of testing and also additional budget to action any recommendations to improve slip risk.
Testing highlighted the following:
The risk mitigation fund granted by the insurer allowed for areas of concern on the flooring to be refinished with a more suitable surface resulting in a higher slip resistance.
Guards were added to waste hopper machines which significantly reduced the amounts of contamination, alongside this a routine was established to regularly empty the waste hoppers.
A more stringent and more frequent cleaning regime was implemented.
Cleaning stations were implemented and conveniently positioned throughout the facility to enable workers to maintain a clean workspace and clear up any spillages.
Behavioural notices were displayed, reminding workers of their responsibilities to ensure their safety and that of their colleagues.
On our return, improved results were recorded across many of the test locations, some still required further work. The customer reported that slip incidents had reduced and as a result a regular testing regime was agreed and supported financially by the insurance mitigation fund.
So far this year
worth of slip claims have been made.
of all accidents to the public are slips and trips.