Reduce risk with safer floors.
Keeping your commercial floors safe for your customers and employees is imperative. We recommend having a yearly comprehensive safety inspection completed to ensure that your floors are as safe as possible.
Get an Inspection
A thorough safety inspection can help identify potential safety hazards, helping to prevent any slips, trips or falls. The inspection should include photos and written documentation as well as recommendations for repair. This also includes looking for any spalling, cracks, holes or damaged joints from heavy equipment or wear and tear. Getting these areas repaired will provide a safer environment for employees and customers.
Identify the Coefficient of Friction (COF)
It is also a good idea to identify the coefficient of friction (COF) on your floors. The COF is the ratio between the force necessary to move one surface horizontally over another and the pressure between the two surfaces. Not only is this extremely important for risk management purposes, but having a dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) of greater than 0.42 helps keep your floors multi-functional and safe for customers and employees, and meets the minimum set by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).
Use In-House Maintenance Products
An inspection to determine the COF of your floors can help determine needed repairs and identify useful products for your in-house maintenance staff, such as do-it-yourself patch and repair products. Having the products on hand will help to quickly eliminate any safety hazards that may arise. It is also a good idea to think about daily maintenance products to keep your floors clean and aesthetically pleasing at all times.
Include Safety Lines and Demarcation
Identifying any areas in your flooring in need of repairs will give you a thorough understanding of the condition of your floor while also helping you budget for any needed repairs or maintenance. Including safety lines and demarcation to your floors is another recommended way to increase the safety of your floors for your employees.
These are just a few of the many ways you can help keep your employees safe by investing in your floors. Taking the time to increase the safety measures in your facility is a critical component to the overall success of your company. Ultimately, you’ll be able to minimize the potential for accidents and maximize the productivity of your business.