Contrary to popular belief, a majority of slip and fall accidents that occur in public or commercial settings are the result of floors that have not been properly cleaned and maintained.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Umbrella Bagger urges commercial property owners to re-evaluate facility safety this winter, citing a study that illustrates the true cause of slip and fall accidents in commercial settings: Poorly maintained floor surfaces.
Contrary to popular belief, a majority of slip and fall accidents that occur in public or commercial settings are the result of floors that have not been properly cleaned and maintained, according to a case study by American insurance company CNA titled Slip and Fall Control Techniques for Commercial Real Estate. This finding shines a new light on an age old problem, and it has property owners paying closer attention to the potential liability that may arise from slips, trips, and falls.
The issue garners an even larger spotlight during fall and winter months. With the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, businesses recognize that now is the time to ensure cleaning, maintenance, and safety protocols leave no stone unturned, and no floor surface overlooked.
Safety consultants at Umbrella Bagger advise several protocols for reducing the incidence of slip and fall accidents in commercial settings. First and foremost, organizations are urged to conduct a thorough facility walk-through and risk assessment, noting all instances in which employees or guests could encounter danger. Essential to risk assessment is the cost-benefit analysis of all proposed accident prevention strategies.
Additionally, it is recommended that facility managers have a direct conversation with maintenance personnel to establish clear roles and responsibilities for regularly reporting and cleaning dirt, debris, and liquid accumulation in the most heavily trafficked areas of the storefront. Entryways, shopping areas, service kiosks, and other prominent areas are to be monitored and meticulously tended to during both business hours and after hours.
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In addition to publishing new safety studies and facility management trends online, Umbrella Bagger stands committed to delivering only the highest quality wet umbrella bag stands and safety products designed to keep commercial properties clean, dry, and safe for guests during the busy holiday season.
This year, the company excitedly announces the arrival of a new generation of automatic wet umbrella wrappers that enable guests to automatically bag wet umbrellas in a single, fluid motion. For more information on these new products, readers are invited to browse umbrella bag dispensers at http://www.umbrellabagger.com or call customer services at 1-855-328-8100.