City Wide Tips for Avoiding Hazardous Floors

Slip and fall hazards can be hiding in plain sight. Here are a few simple tips City Wide recommends that will help you maintain safe walking surfaces in your building:

  • Identify high-traffic areas and modify cleaning program accordingly. High-traffic areas attract more dirt and moisture than out-of-the-way places. Entryways, restrooms, and other areas may require more attention to minimize slip-and-fall risk.
  • Place floor mats effectively. Entryway and floor mats should be properly sized and correctly placed to maximize dirt and moisture collection. Wrong-sized and poorly placed mats can create trip hazards.
  • Keep floors in good repair. Loose tiles, curling vinyl composite tile (VCT), and worn carpet can create hazards when walking. If your flooring needs repair, address it sooner rather than later, and plan ahead for replacement.
  • Communicate hazards. Have appropriate signage and equipment on-hand to contain and minimize spills until they can be fully cleaned.

City Wide’s recommended floor care programs are designed with all of these concerns and more in mind. If your building falls short on any of these tips, give City Wide a call. We can help you build a floor care program that is optimized for your building’s specific needs.

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