Slips don't just happen. One or more common factors usually play part in any accident.
The HSE have put together a Slip Potential model that identifies the categories these factors fall into.
Some factors we have more control over than others but it is important to be able to show an auditor you are being proactive in your management of these areas and understand the impact they might have and this is where SlipTest can help. We have 20 years' experience in Floor Safety and work with customers every day to implement preventative solutions.
For example, do you really understand the impact your cleaning regime is having on the slip resistance of your floors?
Can you identify the various types of contamination that are impacting your floor's performance?
In 90% of cases we find that changes to a cleaning regime can significantly improve the performance of a floor, but in many cases customers don't have the experience to know what they are looking for. A floor may look clean, aesthetically, but actually it isn't. Or quite often various treatments and solutions that are used to treat floors are actually increasing the risk of slips.
Regular floor slip testing and audits will help uncover these types of issues. Whatever the issue SlipTest will help you to uncover it and find the right solution.
The Slip Assessement Tool (SAT) test, that forms part of your floor testing, takes into account the areas identified in the Slip Potential model, on completion, SAT supplies a slip risk classification; this indicates the potential for a slip. SAT is designed to help in the decision-making process when considering the risk of slipping in a defined area, and can be used to show the influence of different control measures. SAT should be used alongside a CoF test using either the Pendulum floor test or the SlipAlert floor test.
So far this year
worth of slip claims have been made.
of all accidents to the public are slips and trips.