3 Simple Steps to Reducing Slip and Fall Accidents

3 Simple Steps to Reducing Slip and Fall Accidents

 
Risks related to slip and fall liability should be a key consideration for facility managers planning for winter.
Snow and Ice removal companies typically do not assume all the risk that could be related to injuries from accidents. For many, being able to work with a proactive partner who will share the risk of slip and fall accidents is a big consideration. 
Here are 3 simple things that you can do to reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents:
 
1. Proper ice melt for the facility 
Regular ice melt application is essential for reducing slip and falls at your facility. But it is just as important to choose the ice melt that best suits your facility’s needs. 
 
While it might be tempting to choose the highest strength ice melt for every situation, consider if you have vegetation in the area or pets that could be on the premises. These factors might prompt you to consider an eco-friendlier ice melt for that location. 
 
Is there an area of your grounds that sees frequent foot traffic? This might mean you should select a more economically viable ice melt to help your budget since it will require more frequent application. 
 
2. Proper Matting
Effective matting system can stop 95% of dirt and moisture from the outside right at the door. Slip and fall risk doesn’t end at the threshold of your building. Snow outside can mean puddles inside, as well as tracked ice melt, sand and dirt. Having not just any matting, but the correct type of mat, can make all the difference in both safety and maintenance costs. 
 
 
3. Reviewing your floor maintenance plan around storm events 
Review your typical maintenance procedures and expected foot traffic ahead of an anticipated weather event. Storms might require the use of air blowers to more efficiently dry floors. 
The winter season may require more regular usage of neutral floor cleaner to maintain an acceptable level of appearance.
 
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