Home Safety  Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

Home Safety Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall statistics are alarming. Over half the accidents that occur in the home are falls and over 80% of these accidents are preventable.

Of course, no one wants to see a family member hurt in a slip and fall accident. But, a homeowner’s legal obligation extends beyond family members. If a person visiting your property slips and falls, the homeowner may be liable – especially if the walk areas in and around the home are not slip resistant.

Outdoor areas that are exposed to the weather such as footpaths, alfresco areas, swimming pools surrounds, and driveways are ‘hot-spots’ for slip and fall injuries.

Indoors areas that become slippery when wet include foyers, kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, verandas and patios.
Grip Guard anti-slip floor safety treatment can be used to increase the slip resistance of floors and make them safer to walk on. The unique non-slip treatment dramatically increases the coefficient of friction of floors making them safer to walk on.

Grip Guard anti-slip treatment does not change the appearance of floors and is not a non-slip coating that will wear away over time. This unique treatment will provide a safe non-slip pedestrian environment for years to come.
Another common site of slip and fall injuries is on stairs. The beautiful highly polished timber stairs so popular in home today can be a high risk area in the home.

Recognising that homeowners don’t want to spoil the beautiful aesthetic of their timber staircase, Grip Guard provides an anti-slip solution for stairs that doesn’t mar their appearance.

AquaGrip anti-slip tapes have a textured appearance that increases the slip resistance on the leading edge of the stair tread. However, because of their smoother profile (in comparison to traditional nonslip tapes), they are easy to keep clean and don’t trap dirt or other contaminants.

Grip Guard floor safety specialists are available throughout Australian including Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as well as regional areas and NZ.