Summary


  • Slips rarely happen on clean, dry floors.
  • Effective cleaning should remove contamination and reduce the risk of slips.
  • A wet cleaning process can make a floor slippery during and immediately after cleaning.
  • Most shiny floors will be slippery when contaminated. Very rough floors are unlikely to be slippery when contaminated. For all other floors, it is hard to tell by look or touch.
  • Footwear can play an important part in preventing slips, especially where floors can't be kept dry or clean.
  • Certain activities and behaviours can contribute to slips.
  • Some people are more vulnerable to slips than others.
  • Environmental factors can play a significant role in slip accidents.
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