Preventing Slips

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls With Proper Floor Mats

One of the most common nightmares when asleep is falling. For business owners, the biggest nightmare is a lawsuit. Combine both and you are in for the worst experience of your career. Without proper floor mats, it is more likely that a customer or employee will slip and fall. A slip and fall accident can occur in almost any location, from a wet floor in the grocery store to a dangerously uneven sidewalk. Protect your business from an unwanted slip and fall injury by utilizing one of our mat rental programs – custom designed to suit your business needs.

The Facts

In the state of New Jersey there is such a thing known as “premise liability” which states that business owners can be held liable if a customer or visitor to their property is hurt due to a slip and fall injury. Therefore, a slick flooring which lacks a floor mat will pose as a hazardous risk for business owners if not controlled. According to statistics, half of work-related accidents occur due to incorrect flooring. When focusing on worker’s compensation, this is about $20K per accident taken out of the business’s revenue. Why spend this much when you can purchase safe and secure floor mats and save your company (and human lives) thousands of dollars.

Preventing Slips with Floor Mats

There are many selections when it comes to the world of floor mats.

  1. Scraper Mats- These mats are rugged and extremely durable for slip resistance which encompass the National Floor Safety Institute’s stamp of approval on their “high traction” certification.
  1. Anti-Fatigue Mats- Mats like these are structured to caress the feet of the customers and employees who stand over them in a way that will provide relief for a long day on their feet, as well as guiding them towards slip resistance.
  1. Wet Area Mats- When working in a “splash zone”, the biggest danger faced is falling due to the slippery floors. However, with wet area mats, you are certain your workers will not fall because these mats are designed to trap liquid and dry up completely.

To prevent injury liabilities in your business, saving time, money, and lives, contact us today for a free consultation with one of our flooring experts at 800-486-1581.