Why do people slip?

Chef slipping on spill in kitchen

You are unlikely to slip on a clean dry floor. Water, food, drinks, oil, chemicals, saw dust, and arts materials etc can all make a floor more slippery. Possible sources are:

  • Spills from containers, bags, work surfaces, tables, benches etc.
  • Leaks from appliances, machines, pipes, roofs etc.
  • Wet mopping of shiny floors.
  • Rubbish on floors.
  • Entrances in buildings during bad weather.
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