How anti-slip flooring can help make the workplace safer
In an industrial or commercial setting, having a durable, anti-slip flooring system that is safe for all types of traffic, staff, and visitors is essential.
An epoxy resin floor that has nonslip properties should be able to easily withstand pedestrian use as well as cope with heavy traffic within a warehouse, such as forklift traffic, all while minimizing the risk of accidents and falls.
Reducing the risk of slips in the workplace is one of the most important steps responsible business owners can take to protect their staff.
Statistics show that US companies pay $62 billion per year for workplace injuries.* Aside from any trauma to the person injured and the loss of productivity caused by time off, businesses could also be looking at a costly lawsuit and irreparable damage to their reputation should their flooring be at fault.
An anti-slip flooring system will help keep staff safe from the ground up. Everlast® Epoxy floors are manufactured using small, natural marble stones that provide a textured finish with increased anti-slip properties.
Added grip for wet and damp environments
Floors that are exposed to wet conditions are more likely to be slippery. Everlast® Epoxy flooring is a rich, troweled-on system that provides high-grip flooring in areas such as restrooms, shower cubicles, and poolside walkways.
We’ve installed Everlast® floors in industrial settings across the United States—and we’ve noticed that the slip-resistant property is particularly effective on factory floors where roller shutter doors often leave areas of the floor exposed to adverse weather.
Slip resistance for oily and greasy floors
The level of slip resistance our flooring provides will suit most industrial, commercial, and retail applications. However, in certain environments, such as auto shops or food production facilities, where grease and oils may create a skid hazard, an additional layer of grit is added to the final glaze coat for increased grip.
This coarse, extra-textured finish, coupled with a robust cleaning routine, will minimize the risk of injury and provide years of durable service even under the harshest of conditions.
Be aware of the rules and regulations for industrial flooring
Before installing any type of new flooring into a business facility, we recommend checking the local regulations to see if there are any rules in place that require you to install slip-resistant flooring for the safety of your employees.
There may be additional regulations for certain areas of your facility that are on a gradient, such as ramps and sloped walkways, as these areas are more likely be the site of slips and falls.
If you don’t have the correct flooring, your business could face a financial penalty on top of having to rip up the floor and start again. Stay on the right side of safety enforcement officers by checking the local flooring obligations before you begin installing a floor.
Stop worrying about slippery floors
Being a business owner is stressful enough without the additional worry of whether your floors are going to be problematic!
By installing an Everlast® Epoxy floor, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that you’ve done everything you can to make your flooring safe—even if it is regularly exposed to water, grease, or oil.
Applying anti-slip flooring in workplaces where people are on the move, loading lorries, or carrying stock can increase employee safety and productivity, making your business a healthier, safer place to be.If you’re ready to make your floors safer or would like to know more about the anti-slip properties of Everlast® Epoxy floors, contact our team to discuss our range of safety flooring options and request a free, no-obligation quote.
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