Businesses and homeowners are increasingly under the pump to ensure their floors meet Australian Standards for slip resistance.
Fail to do so and the legal costs can leave companies and individuals out of pocket by many tens of thousands of dollars.
Floor safety specialist Matt O’Brien from Aquadence Anti-slip, a licensed Grip Guard Floor Safety operator, warns that all businesses have a legal obligation to ensure their floor surfaces have sufficient non-slip properties needed to protect their employees as well as the general public from the risk of slip and fall injuries.
“It is generally recognised by Work Cover & Standards Australia that falls are the most frequent cause of accidental injury, and slipping on walking surfaces is a significant factor in pedestrian falls,” states O’Brien.
“This is where Aquadence Anti-slip can provide a range of non-slip solutions to suit different needs and surfaces including Grip Activator,” explains O’Brien. “Grip Activator is an ideal non-slip floor treatment process that microscopically alters the floor surface to create a tread pattern which increases slip resistance.”
“The non-slip tread pattern actually becomes part of the surface – it is not a coating and therefore will not wear off. It is invisible to the naked eye yet creates a safe, non-slip surface for all pedestrians. Incredibly, surfaces are actually safer wet than dry!” adds O’Brien.
Grip Activator is an ideal solution to slippery surfaces and is suitable for use on porcelain, marble, granite and ceramic tiles, concrete, brick, stone and any other mined surfaces.
Aquadence Anti-Slip & Grip Guard Floor Safety has a client list including commercial, government, and industrial businesses as well as homes all over Sydney. These clients include Novotel Hotels, Catholic Centre Care, Rio Tinto, BP Australia, ANZ bank & the Leukemia Foundation. Grip Activator is available from Grip Guard Non Slip .