Facility managers are vital for any business organisation. No organisation can operate at maximum productivity in an unsafe and unconducive working environment. Facility managers perform important work behind the scenes to keep the corporate machine well-oiled and running smoothly. One of the key responsibilities of any facility manager is to keep his business premises safe for visitors and workers alike. That includes taking fire safety precautions, ensuring all electrical systems are in good repair and minimizing slip fall risk. Australia has strict workplace safety and occupier’s liability laws and PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking) are, as the statutory agency Safe Work Australia has explained, expected to take reasonable precautions against slips, trips and falls. PCBUs generally aim to meet those expectations by enlisting a responsible facility management expert.
Friction Systems Australia sees facility managers as partners in avoiding the devastating costs of litigation, not to mention the potential loss of life and limb, which can be caused by slip falls. The partnership begins with a professional assessment of your flooring. Different flooring materials carry different slip fall risks, with materials such as linoleum generally considered much higher-risk than concrete or tarmac, and require different anti-slip floor treatments to make them user-safe. Having performed that assessment, Friction Systems then works with the facility manager to find anti-slip floor treatments that suit his company’s budget. Facility management can be an expensive business, especially for large premises, and managers have always appreciated our impressive range of non slip floor coatings at different prices. We also offer safety stair nosing services so facility managers can be sure each and every inch of their business premises are optimised for anti-slip performance. A comprehensive anti slip floor treatment plan is then drawn up.
Facility managers will be expected to keep abreast of the latest technological developments as the current state of technology will be a major factor in determining whether a PCBU has taken “reasonable precautions” in minimizing an accident. That’s why Friction Systems prides itself on using industry-leading non slip floor treatment techniques. For example, our hard floor treatment incorporates , an advanced solution that’s been specially formulated for greater efficacy in increasing the Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) and thus increasing the traction between feet and floor. We are also able to provide sound aftercare advice – as all facility managers know, it takes constant vigilance to keep business premises safe, and that applies to slip fall prevention as much as any other kind of building hazard. True safety requires long-term solutions, not one-stop shops.
We have enjoyed many successful partnerships with facility managers as our detail-oriented approach meshes well with the meticulous work ethic adopted by top facility management experts. When it comes to anti slip floor treatment solutions, Friction Systems Australia is second to none.