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Top 9 Practices for Preventing Slip-and-Falls in Commercial Facilities

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Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, and they are particularly common in commercial facilities. To prevent slip and fall accidents, it is important to follow best practices for maintaining a safe environment. Some of the key steps you can take include:

  1. Keep floors clean and dry: Make sure to regularly sweep, mop, and dry floors to remove any debris or liquid that could cause someone to slip. This is especially important in areas with high foot traffic or where spills are likely to occur, such as near drinking fountains or food service areas.

  2. Fix any tripping hazards: Look out for any objects or surfaces that could trip someone, such as cords or uneven flooring, and take steps to fix or remove these hazards.

  3. Use non-slip flooring: If you have flooring that is prone to becoming slippery, consider using non-slip flooring materials or adding non-slip coatings to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

  4. Use warning signs: If you have an area that is particularly hazardous, such as a wet floor or a floor that is being waxed, use warning signs to alert people to the potential hazard.

  5. Provide good lighting: Make sure that all areas of your facility are well-lit to help people see potential hazards and navigate safely.

  6. Encourage good footwear: Encourage employees and visitors to wear shoes with good traction to help prevent slips and falls.

  7. Train employees: Make sure that all employees are aware of the risks of slip and fall accidents and know how to prevent them.

  8. Regularly inspect the facility: Regularly inspect your facility for hazards and take steps to fix any problems you find.

  9. Follow all safety regulations: Follow all relevant safety regulations and guidelines to help prevent slip and fall accidents.

By following these best practices, you can help prevent slip-and-fall accidents in your commercial facility and create a safer environment for everyone.

William A. Atkins

About William A. Atkins

Born in Destin, FL. William is an avid fan of the Gulf Coast waters. Starting out in the Information Technology sector, he worked for a Fortune 500 company located in Atlanta, GA. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Supply Chain Management and Business Writing from the University of North Florida. William has 12 years of real-world Logistics experience and is currently the VP of Marketing for SaniGLAZE International.