No matter what kind of business you’re in, every workplace will have some type of liquid on the floor at some point and could benefit from non-slip rubber matting. Even businesses that don’t regularly deal with liquids or other potentially messy substances will have to deal with moisture on the floor from rain or winter weather. Floors can become increasingly unsafe due to spills, leaks, tracked-in moisture, or even simple routine cleaning of floor surfaces. What’s your company’s plan to minimize the dangers associated with slippery and unprotected floors?
Often, the first response is to place a sign that indicates a wet floor over any area that has excess liquid and may present a danger to employees or customers. Unfortunately, floor signs are usually inadequate as they do a poor job of identifying exactly which area may be slippery, and don’t have a wide enough reach to alert people who may be approaching the area. In addition, people have been known to trip over or knock down these types of signs – making them even less effective and potentially adding to the danger! As a business owner, you need to know that having an assigned presence does not make that area any less dangerous, which is ultimately your responsibility.
Where To Add Non-Slip Rubber Matting
Providing some sort of non-slip rubber matting is really the only way to ensure the safety of both your employees and customers. As a bonus, many anti-fatigue mats come with non-slip properties, meaning you can support your employees’ safety and comfort all with one effective commercial mat. Non-slip rubber matting is the ideal preventative measure when it comes to ensuring safety in your facility.
If you want to be sure that you’ve properly covered all areas which may be prone to slippery and unprotected floors, use the list below.
- If there is any place that sees liquids on the ground, it’s the restroom. Water can get all over the floors through various methods. Floors that are constantly wet need some form of non-slip rubber matting as responsible accident prevention.
- Kitchens are also subject to seeing liquids on the floors very frequently. The right floor safety mats can be used to cover up areas that are wet, provide a non-slip surface, function as drainage for spills, and even serve as anti-fatigue mats that will help increase productivity and reduce injuries.
- Common Areas. High traffic areas, both indoor and outdoor, are subject to seeing lots of people come and go. Why not put down non-slip rubber matting to give them a comfortable surface while also protecting them from slipping and falling?
Entrances. The entrance to any business can be one of the messiest places of all, especially if we’re in the winter or spring season. All the moisture, dirt, and grime from the outside world gets brought inside resulting in slippery floors. While this can create an unsafe surface on its own, without proper matting you’ll be forced to frequently clean your entryway which can often only add to the wet and slippery conditions. The best option is to use non-slip rubber matting that will increase the traction on the ground and ensure the safety of all who enter your space.
Take The Right Approach To Safety With Non-Slip Rubber Matting
We know that businesses want to do the right thing and take the proper steps to safeguard their employees and customers from slippery and unprotected floors. Using non-slip rubber matting is not only the thoughtful thing to do, but the smart thing to do. City Clean can help you get started. We’ll work with you to incorporate floor safety mats to increase your company’s safety measures. Contact us to book a mat rental consultation request.