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Simple steps for ensuring a safe working environment

Slips and trips easily remain the top offender when it comes to workplace injuries. In fact, according to HSE, a third of all accidents are a result of slips, trips, or falls in the workplace.

Workplace hazards can come from a huge host of places, the biggest culprits being uneven, wet, and contaminated floor surfaces, unsuitable footwear, poor lighting, or walkway obstructions and can result in serious injuries and even death.

By law, companies are required to “ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable.” This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks. Additionally, employers are required to ensure that floors are in suitable, good condition and free from obstructions and to undertake regular risk assessments

Companies across the UK end up spending millions in compensation and lost productivity every year on workplace injuries. 

Here are some simple tips for keeping your workplace hazard-free.

Keep up with your housekeeping

Good housekeeping is one of the most (if not the most) important and effective ways to prevent slips and trips.  This means ensuring that all walkways, aisles, and work areas are free of clutter, debris, and spills. 

Housekeeping is fundamental in preventing accidents, without which, all other preventive measures such as training, specialty flooring or footwear cannot be fully effective. 

By creating regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance, you can easily prevent some of the more obvious slips and trips risks. Use this time to check and repair all equipment and fixtures regularly to ensure that they are in good working order. Fix or replace any damaged flooring, stairs, or walkways, and ensure that handrails and guardrails are secure and in good condition.

Your To-Do List:

  • Clean up spills immediately and make sure you mark spills and wet areas.
  • Keep floors tidy and clear of debris.
  • Remove obstacles and clutter from walkways.
  • Make it a rule to always close cabinets or storage drawers.
  • Use a cable tidy to cover any cables that cross walkways.

Get the right tools:

 Anti Slip Step Over Platforms – Starting from £412.55

Custom-made GRP grating step access platforms are a versatile solution for various industrial applications. These platforms are specifically designed for roof walkways, chemical bund access, doorway access, stairways, inspection platforms, assembly lines, and more.

With our GRP step over platforms, you can ensure safe access and clearly marked walking routes over pipe work, cable trays, ducting, industrial machinery, gutters, and walls. 

Apply the right flooring & footwear for the job

Installing the right flooring in your workplace is also essential for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for employees. Companies need to ensure they have the right flooring in place, taking a variety of factors into account depending on the environment and industry, such as slip and impact resistance, ergonomic properties, and fire safety. 

Choosing a non-slip or slip-resistant surface is particularly important in areas prone to moisture or spills, particularly in cases of food manufacturing or chemical manufacturing. In these environments, employers have a responsibility to mitigate the risk of slips and trips. 

When considering your flooring, opt for fire-resistant materials, as well as the durability of the flooring material and its ability to withstand heavy use, impact, and regular cleaning. Evaluate the maintenance requirements and ensure they align with your available resources.

It is also important to consider the proper footwear that employees should wear to further mitigate the risk of slips and trips. Shoes should fit properly, have slip-resistant soles, and provide good support. Encourage employees to wear appropriate footwear and consider providing slip-resistant footwear to those who work in areas with high risk of slipping hazards.

Your To-Do List:

  • Assess the specific needs of each area in your workplace and consult local fire codes and regulations for specific requirements. 
  • Look for flooring options with high slip resistance, especially in areas where spills, moisture, or oils are common. 
  • Check for appropriate slip resistance ratings provided by manufacturers.
  • Or engage with a flooring specialist or professional who can provide expert guidance tailored to your workplace needs.

Get the right tools:

 Anti-Slip Flooring Sheets – Starting from £91.46

Anti-Slip Flooring Sheets are perfect for a variety of settings such as walkways, gangways, access ramps, industrial floors, bridges, landing areas, platforms, piers, and pontoons. The anti-slip surface has been rigorously tested according to BS7976-2 for exceptional slip resistance in all directions and are guaranteed for 10 years,

They are fire-resistant and non-conductive, making it ideal for areas with high-voltage equipment, meeting Class A2-s1 standards according to EN ISO 9239-1. 

 

01 anti slip grp grating floor grating for platforms dropped object protection Anti-Slip GRP Grating – Starting from £129.10

GRP Open Mesh Grating is a versatile, reliable, high-quality flooring and a credible alternative to steel mesh grating. It performs exceptionally well in aggressive and corrosive environments, even in extreme temperature conditions.

The lightweight construction of the grating makes it incredibly easy to install and once in place, can simply be left and forgotten as there's no ongoing maintenance needed. This low-maintenance feature adds to its cost-effectiveness, providing a hassle-free solution for improving safety. What’s more, they come in a variety of standard colours or can be customised to your own colours.

Improve Visibility

Sufficient lighting ensures proper visibility for employees and customers to clearly see potential hazards like wet or slippery surfaces, obstacles, loose objects, uneven steps, or changes in surface levels. Installing lighting fixtures that provide even illumination along walkways, staircases, and corridors can help to eliminate any shadows, dark spots, or blind spots that could lead to a potential slip and trip hazards. 

Emergency lighting is a key addition for all workspaces. In the case of power outages or emergency situations, adequate lighting is essential for a safe and swift evacuation. Take care to ensure good visibility of exit routes, emergency exits, signage, and obstacles.

Signage and floor markings are another way to ensure good visibility. Warning signs and floor markings are a simple, yet effective way to alert employees to potential hazards. Use warning signs to indicate wet floors, uneven surfaces, or other hazards that could cause slips and trips. Warning signs should be made using high-contrast colours and reflective materials to enhance visibility, especially in dimly lit areas, easy to understand, and placed in areas where they can be seen by all employees. 


Additionally, in accordance with The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Equality Act 2010, it is recommended that all commercial or public stairways accessed by the public should feature contrasting colour nosing on all step edges, especially for the benefit of visually impaired individuals. These stair nosings should also have a slip-resistant surface, particularly in wet conditions, to ensure enhanced safety.

Your To-Do List:

  • Ensure that the workplace has sufficient lighting in all areas, including hallways, stairways, entrances, walkways, and workstations. 
  • Regularly check and replace burnt-out light bulbs and faulty switches and ensure that all lights are functioning properly. 
  • Ensure you have adequate signage in place for any potential slip risks, and mark spills and wet areas right away. 

Get the right tools:

02 anti slip stair treads grp covers for stairways Anti Slip Stair Treads – Starting from £29.72

These Stair Treads are designed to cover your existing stairs and are a quick and cost-effective solution to improving safety. They’re made from hardwearing, durable GRP and are ideal for stairs with high footfall and heavily worn steps. Plus, they are available in a range of colours and finishes are guaranteed for 10 years. 

  

02 anti slip stair nosing non slip step stairway safety

Stair Nosing – Starting from £11.49

Stair Nosing is a super quick and easy way to add visibility and slip resistance to improve stair safety and are perfect for commercial, industrial, and domestic environments and can be used internally and externally or for wet or high-risk areas. 

These are a cost-effective, long-term solution and help to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (yellow and white nosing). In Medium and Fine grit and a range of colours.  

 

SafeTreadStripsAnti-Slip Strips – Starting from £5.51

These Anti-Slip Strips are a great way to add colour and visibility to increased areas of risk within a workplace setting. They’re also great for adding additional slip protection, providing outstanding slip resistance. They can be installed on any flooring surface and come in 12 colour options, 50mm or 90mm and a variety of length options as standard, but can be coloured, cut, or drilled to your exact specifications. 

 The Takeaway

Accidents are an unfortunate reality, but there are straightforward measures that can be implemented to ensure the safety of employees. We know that taking simple measures, like cleaning up spills, tidying up equipment (especially those pesky trailing cables), improving lighting, and ensuring the right flooring is in place can make a big difference in preventing slips and trips in the workplace. 

It's disheartening to see how many injuries are caused by slips and trips each year. It is crucial for companies to comply with current safety regulations and legislation to help mitigate workplace accidents. The consequences of non-compliance can be hefty fines or worse.

At Safe Tread, we place utmost importance on safety. As the manufacturer, we uphold stringent quality control measures in accordance with our ISO 9001 accredited Quality Management System. 

Our anti-slip solutions are crafted from durable GRP material, subjected to rigorous testing for slip resistance in accordance with BS 7976-2 standards. They also conform to Euro Class 1 - ISO 11952-2 and Class A2-S1 - ISO 9239-1 fire resistance specifications.

We are consistently striving to find new ways to meet the specific requirements of our customers. We offer a range of services to ensure installation is as easy as possible, including our nationwide installation servicefree samples, as well as custom size cutting, pre-drilling and colour-matching services.

Our Sustainability Promise

Sustainability is a key value for us and with a strong roadmap in place, we are working toward becoming the most sustainable GRP manufacturer in the UK and are on track to hit our goal of net zero (for our own operations) by 2030. 

One of the ways we're making a difference is through our super-strength resin which is made from recycled plastic bottles. For every 220kg drum of resin we use, over 1,800 plastic bottles are saved from going to the landfill or ending up in our oceans. And we're always on the lookout for additional ways to shrink our carbon footprint and expand our sustainability efforts to cover even more of our product range.

We take pride in being one of the few UK manufacturers in our industry, actively reducing our carbon footprint by avoiding imports and supporting our local economy.