At the time of writing this the United Kingdom is experiencing a rare hot and dry spell. Some of the hottest days in more than a decade have been recorded over the past weeks. This type of weather takes our minds off slippery surfaces and slip and fall accidents, but unfortunately the National Health Service will still be admitting and treating slip and fall victims.
Swimming Pools and Wet Area Hazards
Swimming pools are at capacity as UK residents try to escape the heat and with this the incidents of slip accidents around swimming pools will have increased. These accidents can be minimised through enforcement of the ‘No Running’ policies and continual vigilance of slippery surfaces. Even then slip and fall accidents around pools and wet areas will occur.
Sensible management and treatment of slippery surfaces will reduce the occurrence of slip accidents, thereby saving lives, cost to our health service and the risk of legal claims.
Dry Outdoor Surfaces
The dry weather will take our minds off those outdoor surfaces that are slippery when wet. It seems a long time now since we have slipped or witnessed a slip in the wet. Those slippery surface are still there, waiting for the rain to come and give them back their slippery coat.
While it is dry is the best time to apply TREADSURE® to those surfaces for the wet days ahead. It is irresponsible and dangerous to leave it until it is wet and slippery again before taking action, and it could be someone you care for that slips and falls.
Protect Yourself and Those Around You
Your active prevention of slip accidents not only protects you against legal claims, it protects people against serious and often life changing injuries. To us that is the most important reason to install TREADSURE® anti slip products, and there is never a better time to do it than right now.