Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips and falls – Minimising risk

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On the surface

The slip-resistance of floor materials has received considerable attention from safety professionals. This is because every flooring material has advantages and disadvantages, and so must be assessed to ensure it’s suitability and then be properly installed and maintained to provide a safe walking surface.

As a rule, the slip-resistance of a floor material is directly proportional to the number of microscopic points that project from its surface. Concrete, for example, is a relatively safe surface, but if it is improperly cured when poured, it becomes a very slippery surface.

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