WorkCover tell us that slip/fall injuries are estimated to cost $1.5 billion per annum. There are literally thousands of workplace incidents per year, and this doesn’t include those that don’t result in an injury . . . but potentially could have.
Add to this the thousands of slip/fall injuries among older persons, people with disabilities and the general public each year.
WorkCover statistics show that slip/fall injuries are the No. #2 accident problem in the workplace. It is for reasons like this that Workers Compensation premiums are on the increase, and skyrocket for any business that experiences slip/fall claims.
In fact, WorkCover legislation requires an employer to “provide and maintain so far as practicable for employees a working environment that is safe and without risks to health”.
Recent trends have also increased business liability insurance premiums. People are becoming more litigious; they are seeking legal remedies with more frequency, and juries are returning larger verdicts.
We are always reminded of the slip/fall problem when we see the signs “CAUTION, SLIPPERY WHEN WET” and we’ve all experienced or had near slip/fall accidents ourselves.
We all know that slippery wet floor surfaces and stairs are common.
gripACTion provides the effective solutions to slippery surfaces by providing:
1. Advice on the appropriate surface treatment
gripACTion provides analysis and advise on what is the most appropriate solution for a slippery surface, whether it be a floor, stairs or a ramp..
2. Products to improve slippery floors, stairs and ramps
gripACTion have a a range of world class products and solutions to address your slippery surface. You can find out about those products here.
3. People to rectifying slippery floors, stairs and ramps
To help you get the job done properly, we provide the people for applying and installing gripACTion solutions and products. We’re happy to discuss options around any proposal that best suits you.
To find out more about how we can assist, phone gripACTion today on 0402 353 812 or fill in the contact form here.