Not only from the perspective of what happens after an individual is injured in slip and fall accidents due to poor floor safety, Bhurtel Law Firm is dedicated in helping public at large to avoid such tragic events by educating them as well as the organizations to follow floor safety that could potentially avoid such situation in the first place. It is more like an approach of being healthy than to treat the disease that Bhurtel Law Firm is dedicated to for the greater good of every individual.
Some of the tips towards floor safety to avoid slip and fall accidents and injuries are:
IDENTIFY AND FIX PROBLEM AREAS
All the problem areas like uneven surfaces, deep cracks, loose floor tiles and floor mats that don’t lay flat present common hazards that are unrelated to moisture but require attention should be fixed as soon as possible.
Minimize the amount of rain, snow, dirt, and dust that enters the building by grating, canopies, awnings, and vestibules. Placing adhesive backed absorbent mats in entrance ways can help capture what does get tracked in.
CLEAN UP SPILLS IMMEDIATELY
Cleaning spills immediately is a good idea because it only takes one drip for an individual to slip and fall accident and injury. We need to have someone stay with the spill to warn public of the spill so that no one gets injured. It is a good idea to stock absorbents and cleaning supplies and compact spill kits near common spill areas.
It is a good idea to track the downtime of the property use and schedule routine floor cleaning for those times. It is equally important to allow time for the floors to dry before people return.
As part of a floor safety program, review all walk zones. Ensure that there is adequate walk-off at all entrances (at least ten feet worth of floor mat) to adequately capture tracked-in dirt and moisture. The audit should also include a review of incident reports and workers’ compensation claims that would help identify high-risk zones.
CLEAR OUTDOOR ICE AND SNOW
Clear parking lots and sidewalks at least half an hour before buildings open and close, and give maintenance crews ample supplies of ice melt, traction aids, and tools prior to the start of the winter season.
Floors will eventually need to be replaced or resurfaced. The use of absorbent mats in high-traffic areas can help floors last longer by keeping dirt off the floors and reducing wear and cleaning time.