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Duty of care in the workplace

Supplier: Grip Guard Non-Slip Floor Safety By: Patricia Simmons
28 March, 2010

Grip Guard, as Australia's leading floor safety provider, has a full range of floor safety solutions.

Health and safety in the workplace is not optional - every business has a duty of care to employees as well as visitors to the premises.

Employers must ensure that they meet the very strict guidelines set down by Worksafe Australia. These regulations were introduced to ensure employers are aware of their responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace.

Employers are obligated to ensure that risk assessments are carried out in the workplace either by their own personnel or by outside assessors. These assessments allow business to identify any problems, dangers or risks in the workplace and eliminate these in a timely manner to avoid workplace accidents that put staff and employers at risk.

Slip and fall accidents on level surfaces, as well as stairs are one of the most common workplace accidents and can result in serious injury. Prevention of such accidents is very easy – once the danger areas have been identified, it is not hard to source a non slip safety solution. Stairs, storage areas, kitchens and corridors, pathways, and ramps are just a few potential slipping areas.

One of the most simple and economical ways to prevent slip and fall accidents is by using anti slip or non slip tapes on floors and stairs. These tapes come in a variety of sizes, forms and shapes each specifically manufactured for a particular purpose to ensure maximum protection.

Glow in the dark non slip tape provides enhanced safety in the dark or areas of low level lighting. These tapes are both slip resistant and photo luminescent making them the ideal nonslip, high visibility solution.

AquaGrip waterproof tapes are also available for areas where water is spilled, dripped, tracked or splashed. The tapes have a smoother, yet slip resistant profile making them ideal for use in barefoot areas. These tapes are used extensively in change rooms, showers, boats, and pool/spa areas to increase slip resistance underfoot.

Grip Guard carborundum modified nonslip stair nosings are also an excellent safety solution for stairs. The heavy duty nosings have a lifetime guarantee of slip resistance providing property owners with a cost effective, long term safety solution.

Grip Guard non-slip floor safety treatment is ideal for stone-based floors including ceramic, porcelain, granite, marble, terrazzo and concrete that require an 'all over' slip resistance to protect pedestrians.

Grip Guard operators are available throughout Australia including Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Perth and selected regional areas. Operators provide obligation free safety checks to all businesses that have any concerns relating to pedestrian safety issues.