Trips and slips are one of the most common causes of injury in the US every year, with one million Americans suffering a slip/trip/fall injury annually. Although most incidents may be fairly minor, 20-30% of people will experience moderate to severe injuries – in fact, falling is the most cause of brain trauma in all age groups. It accounts for 15% of all accidental deaths per year, second only behind motor vehicle accidents, and for those in the over 65 age group, it is the most common cause of death, with 1/3 of people in this demographic being injured in this way every year.
Slip falls kill seven times more people than the flu.
Number one cause of ER visits for the past 15 years.
For example, in two similar cases against the same nationwide retailer in USA, there were two very different results directly as a result of the stores’ cleaning policies and employees’ actions.
A woman slipped on a puddle of soap instore, shattering her kneecap.
Plaintiff claimed employees had walked past the area a number of times and had ignored the spillage.
Defence ordered to pay plaintiff more than $400,000.
A woman slipped on food instore, injuring her back.
Plaintiff claimed retailer was liable as food samples were being given out instore. Defence argued that inspections were carried out hourly instore to check safety of floor.
Jury determined that inspections were sufficient to prevent most injuries and no compensation was awarded to plaintiff.
As is clear from these two cases from the USA, even if a business is not always successful in preventing accidents on their premises, adopting good cleaning practices, with regular inspections and quick action to spillages, can be the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Heavy Duty Sign
Closed For Cleaning Sign
Tall Safety Cone
Tall Caution Cone
Durable polypropylene folding ‘A’ sign displaying ‘Caution Wet Floor’ in both English and French.
Dry n Safe
Highly visible, tall safety cone, complete with mop holders to hold tools in place.
Highly visible, tall mobile safety cone, complete with mop holders, top handle and braked castors to prevent movement once locked.
Dry N Safe Kit
All-in-one solution for emergency spillages. Contains Safety Cone, Interchange Handle and Super Drying Mophead and Frame, for both drying floors and keeping them safe.
Dry N Safe Kit w/ Rapid Mop
All-in-one solution for emergency spillages. Contains Rapid Response Safety Cone, Rapid Mop, Interchange Handle and Super Drying Mophead and Frame, for both cleaning and drying floors.
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