Grip Guard non-slip treatment was recently installed at a medical training facility in Melbourne. The flooring chosen for the foyer was a highly polished ceramic tile, which provides a beautiful entrance to the building.
However, on rainy days, water is tracked into the foyer area and the floors become slippery when wet. This created a potential slip and fall hazard and management was keen to ensure that visitors to the building were not at risk of slip and fall injuries.
Grip Guard Floor Safety, from Grip Guard Non Slip , were contacted to provide a site assessment to determine the slip resistance of the floors when wet. The results of the slip testing, and a quote for the non-slip application required to increase the co-efficient of friction, was provided to the management.
Grip Guard non-slip treatment was installed at the site to provide a long-term, floor safety solution. Unlike anti-slip coatings, Grip Guard does not sit on the surface of the floor creating a dangerous surface over time as the coating wears away. Grip Guard penetrates into the floor and modifies the internal pore structure to reduce the chance of aquaplaning, the major cause of slip and fall accidents.
Grip Guard non-slip treatment does not abrade the floor surface or change its colour. Floors retain their original appearance yet benefit from increased slip resistance.
Grip Guard non-slip treatment can be carried out without disruption to normal business procedures and, if necessary, the treatment can be installed outside business hours.