Common lobby safety risks include slip and fall accidents as a result of wet floors. Glaro Inc. recommends making equipment such as wet umbrella bag holders and wet umbrella bags available.
Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2015
As fall and winter weather approach, building managers and property owners around the USA are preparing their buildings to make sure that key areas such as lobbies and entranceways remain safe. With over 70 years of experience manufacturing lobby and safety equipment, USA-based Glaro Inc. shares three essential lobby safety tips:
- First, building management should create security requirements and protocols complemented by the installation of a multi-tier security system. For example, security surveillance systems in combination with door access control systems and even biometrics are excellent ways to monitor and control activity at entranceways and interior access points. Upgrading security systems sends a strong message to visitors that their safety is a priority, simultaneously mitigating liabilities. Crowd control equipment and turnstiles help control volume and flow. This is especially important during peak hours and in areas where lines develop.
- Second, Glaro Inc. suggests making safety at entranceways a priority during inclement weather. “Common risks include slip and fall accidents as a result of wet floors,” says Executive Vice President Robert Betensky. Mr. Betensky advises that equipment such as wet umbrella bag holders and wet umbrella bags be made available in lobby entranceways. Glaro Inc. stresses the importance of using entrance mats and runners, keeping floors dry with dry mops, and, avoiding planter run off by using planter catch trays. Floor blowers and dryers are also effective in rapidly drying wet floors.
- Third, Glaro executives suggest using preventative measures such as strategically placing signage to avoid safety hazards. For example, using yellow “wet floor” signs is advised as well as encouraging the use of wet umbrella bags with accompanying signage. Umbrella bag stands should be located in front entranceways, and they should be kept well-stocked by maintenance staff. “Even with floor mats nearby, umbrella bags are necessary because un-bagged wet umbrellas may continue to drip, creating a wet floor hazard in other areas of the building,” added Plant Manager Bob Glass.
For example, wet umbrella bag stands should be strategically placed just inside entranceways. Models are available with and without signs. Glaro Inc. advises using the recommended optional signage to encourage more use.
For more information on lobby safety and equipment, visit Glaro Inc.’s website at: http://glaro.com/umbrella.htm
Glaro Inc., a New York based company, manufacturers product lines including bellman and luggage carts, platform trucks, metal trash receptacles, smokers’ posts and receptacles, crowd control posts and systems, safety barriers, signs, sign frames, directories, menu display stands, coat hanging equipment, coat trees, indoor umbrella holders, wet umbrella bag stands and bags, metal planters, and key drop boxes. The company recently launched a line of disinfecting wipe dispensers, FDA approved wipes, and coordinating receptacles.