Category Archives: Floor Safety

Floor Safety – Reducing Slip Fall Injuries

Floor Safety - Reducing Slip Fall Injuries Prevention or reduction of slip fall injuries should always begin with a risk management approach – identify the hazard, assess the risk and make the changes. Assessing the risk involves identifying all of the factors present that may contribute to the risk of a slip or trip, and…
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Floor safety risks and your duty of care

Floor safety risks and your duty of care Duty of care” is a simple phrase that covers a very complex set of rules and expectations. From lighting levels to drainage it provides a range of “common sense” guidelines that should be followed by managers, employees, and staff at every workplace to floor safety risks. Floor…
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SLIP FALL ACCIDENTS and THE RISK OF DOING NOTHING

SLIP and FALL ACCIDENTS and THE RISK OF DOING NOTHING The owners or occupiers of commercial premises in Australia are legally bound to ensure that staff and visitors are kept safe, this includes taking reasonable steps to reduce the potential for  slip fall accidents. Slip fall accidents on privately owned or commercial premises which are…
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Floor and Ramp Safety

Floor and Ramp Safety Floor and ramp safety is defined in the Building Code of Australia requires requires a minimum safe (SCOF) Static Coefficient of Friction for a ramp, inclined surface, or slope depends on the anglefrom the horizontal and is based on the assumption that all ramps require the same increased coefficient relative to…
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