The message from the Health and Safety Executive is clear: slips and trips are bad for people and damaging for business.
Personal injuries such as fractures, burns and worse can result in pain and days off sick. Businesses suffer from staff being away from work and potential hefty insurance claims against them for causing the injuries. Contributing factors to slips include unsuitable or wrongly specified flooring, contamination, spillages and poor housekeeping. Universal accessibility requirements mean that premises which are places of work and also other non-domestic premises have to be safe for all people including wheelchair users, people with limited mobility and those who have visual impairments.
Reducing as many risks for slips and falls as possible is in everyone’s best interests. Specifying the right floor materials for new buildings as well as modifications, extensions and conversions is a good place to start.
Which type of safety flooring?
That’s a big question. The answer depends on so many factors: Where is it being installed, who will be using it and what will they be doing there? Is it inside or outside or is it for an entrance? Will the conditions be dry or wet or both? Are there ramps and/or stairs involved? The list goes on.
About our tiles
Dorset Woolliscroft tiles, tactiles and fittings are specifically designed as technical flooring tiles. There are a range of finishes for different environments, from those suitable for wet barefoot areas (such as around swimming pools and changing rooms) to tiles with enough abrasiveness to be suitable for steps and ramps in all-weather locations (such as busy railway walkways, overhead bridges and concourses).
If you know what you’re looking for access the individual product pages left. If you need some advice, call or email and we’ll get back to you to discuss your project and how we can help.