Among the common causes of accidents at the workplace are slips and falls. These result to injuries from mild to serious. Bruises, sprains, lacerations, head injuries, and broken bones are just some of the examples that workers could suffer from.
The good news is, there are ways to reduce the risks of slips and falls in your business. Both of your employees and customers are going to be safe as you make the workplace environment free from these accidents.
Stairways and Handrails
Stairways with handrails make safe paths. Put a reflective tape on either top and bottom of the stairs. Make sure the stairways in your workplace are well lit and clear of objects that may cause slips and falls such as carpets and rugs.
A sea of telephone, internet, and power cords can be the major cause of accidents for your employees and customers. To avoid creating obstacles in the workplace, hide your cables behind the walls and cords under the carpets. Keep the walkways free of them.
Install enough lighting especially to those areas that can be the cause of slips and falls of people in the building. Both inside and outside of the workplace should have proper lighting. Add illuminated steps or spotlights.
Non-skid Throw Rugs
Check if your business have hardwood or tile flooring in areas that are prone to splash, for example, bathrooms. For these slippery surfaces, put non-skid throw rugs in them. Doing this can help prevent accidents from happening.
In case of a spills, clean the area at once. Cleaning the spills immediately can prevent the liquid to penetrate deeper into the surface of the floor. Before dealing with the spill and cleanup process, make sure to put a warning sign on the hazard area.
Check all the flooring in your building, including the pavement outside. If there are holes and cracks, repair these areas immediately. If there are some fixing going on, add warning signs in those areas.
You may not be aware of it, but your business can be an accident-prone area. Look for these problem areas and fix them without delay. It helps if the entire team have increased awareness and attentiveness.
It is your responsibility to keep your customers and employees safe while around your building. Considering that you cannot totally avoid accidents due to slips and falls, it is important that you have the right business insurance coverage. At Robert Nichols Insurance Group, we take pride in making sure that our clients are well-protected at prices they can afford. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (561) 406-6153 or Click Here to request a free quote.
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