High Gloss Floor Care
New government regulations, increased costs, and an increase in lawsuits have created a challenge for businesses. The challenge is to avoid the costs and downtime associated with injuries which occur during a slip and fall “accident”.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, slip and falls on a level surface occur approximately 16,500 times per year. Add these numbers to the thousands of injuries that occur annually in the public sector and the magnitude of the problem becomes very real. To prevent litigation there are several things that can be done.
1. Be certain that the floors are being properly cared for. Keeping the floor dry and clean should be your #1 concern for safety.
2. Proper floor mats at entry ways will not only remove dirt from shoes, but also remove water. The mats must be long enough to allow several footsteps per foot to properly remove dirt and water.
3. Use floor products that are highly slip resistant.
4. Have appropriate wet floor signs on hand throughout your facility so that employees do not have to search for them thereby allowing more time for an accident to occur.
Establishing the above safety precautions can reduce liability and even allow for gaining a discount on workers comp. and insurance premiums. We use a high gloss, high solids metal interlocking wax, which produces a magnificent gloss. It is a very tough and durable product designed for minimum maintenance. Excellent scuff/heel mark resistance. It has an impressive lay down gloss and can be high speed buffed to maintain the luster. Dependent upon the traffic flow in your facility and, if floors are cared for daily as described above, you can maintain your floor gloss with regular scrubbing and buffing on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly floor care program.