Safety is a very important consideration in engineering applications and in modern society in general. We all have a responsibility or duty of care to take all possible precautions to reduce the probability of slipping and falling. If you fail to meet this duty of care compliance, you may be guilty of negligence, a serious offence in the eyes of the law. You may be held legally liable and be required to pay penalties and damages if the victim litigates.
Landlords, property owners, property managers and employers have the responsibility to ensure that all persons on their premises are safe. They can do this by eliminating or isolating every source of danger on the premises, warning others of any potential dangers or perhaps employing engineering control methods to forestall slips and falls. Engineering control methods, such as the use of non slip tile coatings, are effective ways of preventing slips and fall accidents.
For the Hotel owner, risk of slips and falls are higher than normal as guests are generally unfamiliar with the wet areas like bathroom floors and showers. Using a non slip treatment on the floors and particularly on enamel baths with showers overhead is critical. Coatings however are not all created equal, some are simply better than others. It is therefore very important that you choose the best non-slip tile coating.
An effective non-slip tile coating creates a non-slip texture on indoor and outdoor flooring surfaces. Some coatings may require mixing, while others do not. In any case, a correct surface coating treatment should bond permanently with different surfaces. You should be careful and choose coatings that will not damage the natural appearance of enamel baths or floors. Coatings can also act as waterproof sealers, protecting surfaces from discoloration and stains caused by liquids and contaminants.
They are excellent for the prevention of slip and fall accidents in both commercial and home applications. Using this type of treatment in your hotel bathrooms will reduce slip and fall injuries, as well as increase safety. It is also important to go for durable non-slip floor coatings. The importance of selecting ecologically friendly coatings is also important and will avoid creating health hazards in your hotel.
As the leader in anti slip floor solutions Friction Systems Australia will partner with you and advise and help determine what anti slip treatment solution is appropriate for your environment. We can then professionally treat the surface to reduce slip fall and litigation risk and ensure you meet your “Duty of Care” compliance.