In the era of COVID-19, threats brought on by the virus are on everyone’s mind. And while critical, it isn’t the only threat guests and employees face when entering your facility. According to the National Safety Council, more than 25,000 slips, trips, and falls happen every day in the United States—one every 17 minutes. While some accidents are unavoidable, each season poses unique challenges when it comes to preventing trips, slips, and falls. There are, however, solutions designed with seasonal implications in mind.
Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to increase floor safety in your facility. The best place to start is by getting to know your building inside and out and by starting as your employees would, in the parking lot, on the sidewalk, at the front door, and eventually the lobby. These are the spots where first impressions of your building are made and are, unfortunately, high traffic areas where accidents happen.