Cleaning to Prevent Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Preventing slip-and-fall-accidents

In a piece in February’s edition of CleanLink, a writer described the hard fall he took on a slippery floor on Christmas Eve last year. 19 stitches and three days in the hospital later, he reflected on everything he’d learned about slip and fall accidents over the years and how cleaning is the key to preventing them.

Slip and falls lead to nearly a million ER visits a year, but following these tips can reduce the risk in your facility.

Must-Have Matting

Installing high-performance floor matting throughout your facility can reduce the amount of moisture, debris, grease and oil that comes in on shoe soles. We recommend fifteen feet of matting at all entryways and are happy to help you design a custom floor matting system that works for your needs and budget.

Focus on Footwear

Your janitorial staff should always wear slip-resistant shoes while working. Anyone whose work exposes them to greasy or wet floors, including foodservice workers, housekeeping staff and custodial workers, can increase safety by choosing the right footwear.

Concentrate on Cleaning

Clean floors are safe floors. We highly recommend using automatic floor scrubbers instead of mop-and-bucket cleaning. Auto scrubbers scrub and dry in just one pass, keeping your floors clean and dry to limit the risk of slip-and-fall accidents.

Safety begins with the floors of your facility. We are happy to recommend the best cleaning and floor care products in Boston to keep your space safe and reduce the risk of slip-and-fall accidents. Contact us today to learn more!

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