Summary


  • Slips rarely happen on clean, dry floors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Footwear can play an important role in preventing slips, especially where contamination is an inevitable part of the work.
  • Good supervision and training can help to reduce the risk of slip accidents.
  • Certain activities and behaviours can contribute to slips.
  • Environmental factors can play a significant role in slip accidents.
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