Slips are one of the largest causes of accidents in the UK, with over 50% of reported accidents happening to members of the public when visiting workplaces and 33% of all personal injury claims caused by slips. This costs society billions per year, but the costs to individual businesses can also be huge: the average claim is £14,000 which in most cases comes directly from the bottom line.
Working with the market leader in slip risk management, Bonasystems, we are offering a proven solution to limiting the chance of slips in the workplace, which could save our customers £100,000s per year. Bonasystems provide specialist anti-slip and floorcare chemicals, which are now available through Bunzl Catering Supplies.
Bonasystems will visit customers to undertake a thorough slip risk assessment, using the HSE-approved pendulum slip testing machine. Once a risk assessment has been completed, they will provide a bespoke slip risk management plan, including training and ongoing support to ensure that improvements in risk are maintained over the long-term.
Most slips can be prevented through simple improvements to floor maintenance which can be implemented quickly and at low cost and in most cases Bonasystems is able to reduce slip accident risk from 1 in 2 to less than 1 in 1,000,000.
Taking the £14,000 cost of a claim, a monthly investment of £50 in improving your floorcare maintenance would pay for itself if it prevented one claim every 23 years!
As a bonus, floors will be aesthetically cleaner as Bonasystems specialises in hard-to-clean environments such as high footfall areas, kitchens, pool and spa, guest bathrooms and foodservice floors.
Contact Bunzl Catering Supplies to get further information about this exciting new range of products, or to arrange a slip risk assessment at your site.