Everyone’s done it: you’re walking down the stairs and for some reason misjudge the gap, and your heart lurches as your foot slips off the step. Hopefully you were holding a handrail and didn’t lose your balance or injure yourself – but some people aren’t so lucky.
Stair Related Incidents are a Major Cause of Falling
Every year, 52 people in the United Kingdom die as a result of a stair related incident. Although it’s not clear how many of these incidents occur at home, it’s become clear that stairs are the second most common cause for low falls (falls of less than 2 metres) after ladders. In 2011, stairs were responsible for over 1,000 major accidents in the workplace – and often, a lawsuit can follow a major accident. So with these figures highlighting just how much of a threat of injury stairs can pose, it’s vital that you do everything you can to make stairs as safe as possible, to help keep anyone who resorts to your property safe from injury.
If you’re a business owner you have a responsibility to ensure reasonable measures are taken to protect the health and safety of your staff and anyone else that may resort to your premises, such as customers or the general public. Anti slip treads are one of the most simple and effective ways to make sure that stairs aren’t slippery. In industries where the floor can become wet or greasy, anti slip treads are a legal requirement, though it’s advisable to install anti slip treads on any stairs.
Strong, Durable Anti Slip Treads for Stairs
GRIPFAST manufacture and install high quality anti slip treads that are strong, durable and guaranteed for thirty years. Providing a non slip, coarse surface to maximise friction, anti slip treads help to provide a secure surface on stairs, even in environments where water, grease or other slippery substances are used. Containing a near diamond hard aggregate and being manufactured from GRP (glass reinforced polyester) means that there’s no risk of these anti slip treads from rotting, and each tread is manufactured bespoke to your requirements for a perfect fit.
So why put your business, your employees and your guests at risk of falling on stairs? Install the highest quality anti slip flooring and treads with Polydeck and rest assured that you’re covered for 30 years!
Contact Polydeck today for the right solution for your next project! Polydeck’s very own GRIPFAST range of anti-slip products are manufactured to the highest possible standards, using quality materials from our trusted UK suppliers.
So, if you would like to discover how Polydeck can assist you in finding the perfect anti-slip solution, give us a call today on 01934 863678. Alternatively, you can request for our team to contact you at a more suitable time by completing our quick and simple online enquiry form.