The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Slips & Trips Bulletin issued this week highlights the case of an employee who slipped on an icy floor surface in a food manufacturing business. The natural instinct for most people when falling is to reach out and grab something to save themselves. This is exactly what happened but in this case, it was some sharp equipment that ended up taking the tips of two fingers off.
Slips are so often associated with bruises and broken bones, but the reality is they can be even more serious. That is why slip-prevention in the workplace, and pedestrian areas in general for that matter, is so essential; potentially life-saving in actual fact.
Public walkways and factory walkways, ramps and steps can be made safer through the installation of COBAGRiP which features a hard wearing Silicone Carbide gritted surface that has excellent slip-resistant properties. COBAGRiP has undergone thorough testing for slip resistance and conforms to recognized industry standards: DIN 51130:2010 and BS7976-2:2010.
Manufactured from UV stabilized GRP, it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and is available in GRP sheets, GRP Stair Treads and GRP Stair Nosing. GRP is extremely robust making it suitable for heavy-duty installations. COBAGRiP sheets can even withstand the weight of forklift trucks.
COBAGRiP can be glued or screwed to an existing floor surface making installation relatively simple and hassle-free with minimum inconvenience.
With autumn nearly upon us now is the time to start planning for the colder months ahead. Choose from COBAGRiP Sheet (5mm or 2.4mm thick) or COBAGRiP Stair Treads and COBAGRiP Nosing with DDA compliant yellow edging.
Why take risks with floor safety when prevention is so simple? Get in touch with our sales team at COBA Flooring for further information.