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Find Out How the Best Solution to Slip and Falls Problems Hinges on Commercial Flooring

Prevention is the best medicine. Prevent slip-and-falls with this easy, 3-step guide.

The nightmare is the same every time. Dilated pupils, flared nostrils, flailing limbs: you watch as she falls and falls and falls. If she were to hit the ground you would awaken before (in accordance with the rules of the dream world).

In the real world, the nightmare doesn’t end there. It ends with worker’s comp or lawsuits. It ends with you losing money. Maybe your floors were uneven and she tripped, or maybe her shoes had sub-par tread. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that Worker’s comp is breathing down your neck over your choice of Commercial flooring. Or, worse, an entire fleet of attorneys is milking you for everything you’ve got.

The Problem:

Slip and falls are the leading cause of lost work days. According to TMH Law, 21.3% of all emergency room visits are due to slip and falls. Of those cases, 2,000,000 are directly caused by floors or flooring material. And you, the property owner or employer, are responsible for maintaining the floors in and around your building. That means ridding yourself of the following slip and fall hazards:

  • Floor clutter
Commercial flooring

Anything lying on the ground where it is either unexpected or not very visible can cause a slip and fall.

  • Loose floorboards

Poorly-installed Commercial flooring can easily come undone.

  • Torn carpeting

Time works inexorably. Updates are an unfortunate yet inescapable necessity for those who wish to avoid long and expensive lawsuits.

The Solution: Good Commercial Flooring

Ridding yourself of slip and fall hazards can be as easily said as done. How? Let’s break it down.

  • Floor clutter

While this admittedly takes some work and organization, putting a system of “everything in its place” is ultimately carried out by your employees. The initial effort can seem daunting, but it is worth not having a slip and fall case on your hands.

  • Loose floorboards

As the old adage goes, prevention is the best medicine. Cherry Hill Floor Coverings International is an example of a company that goes by this motto. Their expert installers are not only thorough, but punctual and professional. Trust them to take care of you, and of your customers and employees.

  • Torn Carpeting

Replace it. I said the solutions would be easy, I didn’t say free. However, the right Commercial flooring company will come to you with their skilled team of design consultants, and have your carpet installed by a skilled team of seasoned installers.

There you have it. Don’t be caught up unawares by a slip and fall nightmare. With great responsibility can come great stress, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Put your trust in the Industrial flooring professionals and avoid needless pain and suffering—both physical and mental.

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