According to HSE statistics slips and trips are major causes of accidents to employees working within the education sector, pupils/ students and others. Preventative measures to help reduce the risks are easy to implement, these include to introduction of suitable matting outside entrances; inside doorways and anti-slip mats within catering areas inside school.
Exterior mats are important within high traffic areas such as those experienced in schools, colleges and universities, as they act as a scraper removing excess moisture, dirt and debris which can be walked in on the bottom of shoes. Furthermore scraper mats can also relieve footwear of dirt which can act as a dry contaminant causing smooth floors to become slippery and dangerous.
Entrance mats continue the drying process taking away any further water and dirt, further reducing any slips and falls risks. They can be relatively inexpensive our popular Brush Step Mat is hard wearing and functional with a traditional design, it can be purchased from as little as £17.20 (including free delivery).
Kitchen areas inside schools can be particularly dangerous as any accidental spillage will make floors wet or greasy, many accidents can be avoided if effective anti-slip matting is provided. See our catering mat range from as little as £47.30.
A number of factors should be considered when it comes to the policy of managing slips, trips and falls to protect staff, pupils and visitors to the premises. This includes effective anti-slip floor surfaces especially in kitchen areas; and adequate exterior and interior matting in busy doorways supported by frequent cleaning and a maintenance plan.
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