Looking at the accidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2009/2010 there were around 45,000 reported injuries in total – obviously many more minor injuries going entirely unreported. Accidents do happen although the vast majority of these injuries were entirely preventable and avoidable.
Slip, trip and fall injuries cost the UK approaching 1 billion pounds per year.
37% of all reported workplace injuries were as a result of a slip, trip or fall, with 28% of all fatalities in the workplace being caused by a slip, trip or fall.
On average approximately 50 people die each year from a slip, trip or fall and a great many more are injured – some critically.
The majority of the major slip and trip injuries occurred in the healthcare sector, however all manor of sectors can have issues with slippery floors that can lead to the type of injuries mentioned above, they include sports facilities, food sector, particularly outlets such Takeaways which may have high traffic areas with people walking in and out during wet weather. Talk to us here at Anti Slip Solutions to see how our tile treatments can help negate these types of problems.