How To Prevent Workplace Slip Injuries 

Slips and trips are among the most common injuries that occur in workplaces in the UK. It is nearly a third of all injuries and 28% of fatalities in the workplace in the UK. 

Although slip and trip hazards can be found in most work environments, certain areas are at a higher risk. Industrial buildings like factories and warehouses where liquid spillages and slippery floors are common are well-known for these types of injuries.  

Health Risks of Slippery Floors 

Fractures and dislocated joints, and broken bones are just three of the most common results of slip injuries. Sprains, cuts, and hand injuries may also occur. These accidents will not only affect productivity but can also incur unexpected expenses. 

Intending to prevent slip injuries from happening in workplaces, the government imposes the Health and Safety at Work Act as well as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations to help and regulate businesses into making their workplaces safe and have a lower risk of accidents.  

These acts prioritise the importance of slip injury prevention and risk assessment. And one of the best and easiest ways to achieve that is by investing in a safe flooring system. 

Anti-Slip Flooring Benefits 

There are several anti-slip flooring systems available in the market. But among them all, resin flooring takes the top spot as the most advantageous. 

Resin flooring systems are made of synthetic resins that are strategically mixed and developed to reduce slippage in specific environments. From light to heavy-duty environments, there are flooring resins to match their needs. 

In some areas where further reduction to slippage is necessary such as in wet floors, resin flooring can be with added aggregates to make it more slip-resistant. Other varieties include solvent or water-based resins. As for food-safe environments, there are also solvent-free resins. 

Optimum Flooring Services 

Need help in making your business establishment slip-free? Get in touch with Optimum Flooring Services for help. 

We offer versatile and slip-free flooring solutions for different types and sizes of establishments with quality assured from start to finish. 

Contact us for enquiries. 

Concrete Floor Patch Repair

Fast track concrete patch repairs

We carry out concrete patch repairs quickly, with minimal mess and disruption, within your timescales and scheduled to suit your time windows. Patch repairs can be carried out at weekends and at night if required to suit your production/workflow requirements. Repairs can also be carried out in sequence, e.g. one isle or bay in one visit then the next area in the next visit etc, to minimise the impact to operations. Timescales, budget, type and amount of traffic, substances in contact with the floor and many other factors have a bearing on which repair materials to select. We can carry out the repairs in a wide range of epoxy resin and fast-cure cement-based mortars that will be selected to best suit the parameters of your job. We also carry out works with materials specified by others, for example you might already have a materials specification from an architect, engineer, building surveyor or facilities manager in which case we can work to their specification. You may have a very small window of opportunity to carry out the works and the faster setting the material the better. Some concrete repair mortars can accept traffic less than an hour after being laid. Or you may have an area heavily trafficked by forklifts, HGVs and heavy vibrating equipment requiring the heaviest duty epoxy resin mortar repair to protect against future impacts and abrasion.

Preventing damage to forklifts, equipment and employees

Even small areas of damage, unlevel or uneven patches, broken floor joints, cracks, potholes and bumps in the floor can cause damage to expensive equipment such as forklifts or create a trip or slip hazard to employees.

Preparation is everything

Not only in terms of scheduling and planning the works, but also preparing the surfaces prior to carrying out the repair to ensure a long lasting, hard wearing finish. It is imperative that all defective materials are removed before making the repair, in some instances it might be necessary to saw-cut around the damage and excavate deeper than you might expect to make sure the best possible repair is carried out. We use professional mechanical abrasion tools to remove all defective material and provide a suitable key for the repair materials. Dust will be kept to a minimum using an industrial vacuum / dust extractor (on tool dust extraction?).  It is vital that the right primers are used for the repair, primers can aid adhesion and long-term performance, but different primers can also supress moisture, stop contamination and loss of adhesion from oils, aid adhesion to metals and such like.
concrete floor repair

concrete floor repair

Getting a Professional Finish

We will carry out the repair quickly with minimal mess and disruption. Our experienced staff provide a professionally finished repair every time.

Patch repairs to hygienic resin screeds in food factories

We carry out fast neat repairs to damaged resin screeds on factory floors, widely used in the food industry. The repairs will be completed in a material as close in appearance and performance to the existing floor screed as possible to create a heavy duty, impervious / waterproof finish that will not support the growth of pathogens.

Types of areas we carry out high strength concrete repairs to

We can out repairs to a wide variety of premises including concrete floors generally, factory floors, loading bays, warehouse floors, production areas, workshops, shops, restaurants, commercial kitchens, car showrooms, multi-storey carparks, bakeries, breweries, abattoirs, chemical plants, and many others.

Concrete Patch Repairs Next Step

For more information on concrete patch repairs, to arrange a site visit or request a quote please contact us at info@optimumflooringservicesltd.co.uk or call us on 01782865099