Non slip floor treatment products can be found in many stores in Australia as well as online shops, and you may be tempted to buy one of these Anti Slip Floor Treatment options and apply it to your floors without professional help. This can be a costly mistake if there is a slip fall accident, whether you own commercial, industrial, or residential property in Australia. There are many reasons why you may be tempted to eliminate a professional and try to improve floor safety on your own.
These reasons may include:
- You want to save money.
- You are confident in your ability.
- You have experience in this type of project.
- You have a friend of a friend who knows their stuff, and has offered to help out.
Applying a non slip floor treatment or anti slip tile coating products without a professional may have some advantages but also some drawbacks and you will need to decide whether the potentially higher risk of slip fall accidents and lack of documentation for Duty of Care liability protection is outweighed by the possible savings or other advantages you may get.
Do It Yourself Non Slip Treatment Advantages
Possible savings- You may save money when you buy an anti slip floor product off the shelf, but the right choice of professional can give you peace of mind without adding a lot to the cost.
Improved floor safety and lower slip fall risks- Even if you apply the floor treatment without professional help you may change the coefficient of friction, increase traction, and improve floor safety. Professional advice and application could result in even lower slip fall risks and a better choice of product or technique though.
Lack of experience- If you do not have extensive experience with non slip products and techniques then you may make some of the most common mistakes, and the coefficient of friction may not be changed enough to allow additional traction and slip fall accidents could result.
May use the wrong treatment for your floors- A professional has the training and knowledge necessary to thoroughly evaluate your floors, perform slip resistance testing, and then choose the most effective product while keeping cost in mind.
More of your time and effort required- Do it yourself anti slip floor treatment and non slip tile coating will require more of your time and effort than hiring a floor specialist.
Slip resistance testing may not be performed- If you do not get professional advice on your floor safety issues and slip fall risks then slip resistance testing may not be performed, or performed properly. This could leave you with unidentified risks and trouble areas that you are not aware of.
Possible Duty of Care liability
Attempting to handle the application of non slip floor treatment without a professional could leave you open to Duty of Care liability under Australian law. When you hire an experienced professional you can document the floor safety precautions that you have taken better, and you are less likely to be held liable if something does go wrong.
Friction Systems Australia can help you prevent slip fall accidents on any type of property or floor surface and type, with competitive pricing and exceptional results. We will evaluate and assess your floors for any slip fall risks, then provide a solution guaranteed to reduce risk.