Slips and trips can be big news. Below are some snippets of industry articles relating to slips and trips.
PTV of 36 or 40
Dr Malcolm Bailey comments (CFJ article) that whilst a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of 36 is considered safe for straight line walking. For turning while walking, a PTV of over 40 is much safer.
Flooring industry must embrace new slip guidlelines - CFJ
According to the HSE, the law requires that, "floors must not be slippery so as to expose any person to a risk to their safety." Article by Ron Austin - CFJ May 2006.
Test your treated floors - CFJ May 2006
There are a huge variety of flooring materials and floor treatments on the market. Some are better than others. Some floor coatings last only a few months. Treated floors should therefore be regularly tested.
Contemporary Ergonomics and the TRL Pendulum
Dr Malcolm Bailey is published in the Ergonomics Society publication... Contemporary Ergonomics. In the article, Dr Bailey looks at the history of slip testing over the last 50 years and why the Pendulum stands out as the de-facto benchmark for accurate testing of slipperiness. ISBN 0415374480
One Third of Industrial Injuries...
The International Marine Contractors Association IMCA has commisioned a DVD entitled "Slips Trips and Finger Nips" to help prevent accidents. One third of all industrial accidents start with a slip or trip and most are preventable. Available from www.imca-int.com, price £10.
Your Kitchen Floors are Dangerous...
According to HSE information sheet article, most slip injuries happen on wet floors and people working in kitchens and food service are more likely to be injured by slips and trips than anything else. Don't risk your kitchen staff slipping and causing a serious accident.
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