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Your company's floor could cost you thousands in injury claims. Here's how...

by , 08 May 2014
Business owners who operate out of an office often forget about health and safety. When employees are just walking from one office to the next, what could possibly happen to them, right? Wrong! Your employees can still have an accident and you're liable for it. Keep reading to find out how something as simple as a slippery floor could cost your thousands in injury claims.

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This common workplace accident can lead to expensive injury claims

Have you ever gone into an office building with really shiny but slippery floors? If you have, you'll know they can be quite a hazard. 
Let's say you're the one with the shiny floor. You may love the way it looks, but it's a safety issue. 
 
If one of your employees slips and falls and is injured at work, they can lay a claim against you. Slip and fall settlements could cost you thousands of Rands and all because of some shiny tiles.
 
The Health and Safety Advisor says that as part of your housekeeping you have to keep floors clean. But this also means you must have safety signs that say 'slippery when wet' that you put out during cleaning. But you'll need to do more than just put out a sign if the floor is a real problem even when it's not wet.
 
So what else can you do?
 
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Six ways avoid costly slip and fall settlements for injury claims
 

According to Greef Attorneys, you should do the following six things to avoid being liable for slip and fall accidents:
 
Clean up slippery surfaces;
Demarcate hazardous areas; 
Remove obstructions from walkways;
Light an area sufficiently;
Repair holes and cracks in the pavement; or
Put up railings or barriers.
 
But for naturally slippery floors, you can, and should, use the products available on the market to make your surfaces less slippery. These can be grip tape or chemical solutions to give the tiles more grip. 
 
Take these precautions or you'll find yourself paying a lot of money for injury claims.
 

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