Thursday, September 19, 2013

Preventing Wet Floors


Preventing Wet Floors


A wet floor is often difficult to detect, and its slippery surface can cause unexpected tumbles and falls. These falls can result in serious injuries and liability expenses for the floor’s owner. Wet floor safety is essential to maintaining a safe walking area.
Avoid wet floors by cleaning up all liquids on floors, including the smallest leaks and spills. Clearly mark all wet floors with standard “Caution: Wet floor” signs. Keep floors well-lit to help expose damp floors to passersby. At home, install mats and rugs in rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom that are most likely to have wet floors from time to time. Elderly people may benefit from grip bars and wearing nonslip slippers or shoes.
There are many types of wet floor signs, many of which go unnoticed for days. A wet floor sign should stand out and alert people of the hazardous areas. A wet floor cone shaped like a banana will better PREVENT slipping on wet floors.
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