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Consider these five things in your environment surfaces to reduce slipping.

slipping and falling

Slipping is sliding unintentionally on the floor for a short distance which may or may not lead to falling. Slips can happen anywhere, at home, office, workplace or on the road. 

Slip is one of the hazards that can happen in the workplace. Paying close attention to slip hazard is necessary to prevent harm to persons.

Anyway, factor in these five things in your environment surfaces to reduce slipping. 

Holes and Bumps

Check and correct all holes, bumps and areas with uneven surfaces. Fill them if possible so that people can easily walk on them without falling. 

Traffic route

Check your traffic routes and ensure they are free of things that can cause slipping. Or use an anti-slippery coating to construct them; all routes likely to be wet or subjected to spillages. 

Floors near a machine

Construct all floors near machinery or equipment with anti-slippery materials. The floor will help to reduce a fall and even reduce the impact of a fall when it happens. E.g. A fall incident close to a grinding machine in operation will cause severe harm during the collision. Also, Keep all Slippery materials away from those areas.

Check your Steep slopes.

Steep slopes can result in the slipping of persons. So it’s expedient that slopes in the work environment should not be steeper than necessary. If slopes are to be in use, they should be provided with handrails for safety when using them. 


Construct good drainages on floors that are likely to get wet and ensure they are free of waste or debris. Prevent debris from blocking the drainages. 

Ice and snow.

Ice and snow can lead to slipping. Deploy snow clearing and gritting to control this whenever it happens. If possible, close some routes that are likely to be affected and create alternative routes. Routes affected by Ice and snow are the ladders, roof, scaffolds etc. 

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