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Safe Grip Anti Slip Strips Come to OH&S Issue Rescue

Supplier: Global Safe Technologies
29 June, 2009

Safety conscientious management of this fast food restaurant chain has identified some OH&S issue at the back of the house. Various alternative methods were tried to solve the issue unsuccessfully, before Global Safe Technologies was finally called on to provide a solution for the slippery surfaces.

Local floor safety representatives attended the site, assessed the situation, and discussed with management their specific requirements.

The requirements included providing a sustainable anti slip treatment to a large part at the back of the house as well as the freezer. The solution had to stand up to the normal contamination during operation as well as had to pass independent slip resistance testing. As an additional constraint, the surface preparation, product installation and the product curing time had to be very fast, to ensure that the normal business operation was not interrupted.

To ensure full compliance with relevant OH&S and the slip resistance standard and provide the client with a long-term sustainable solution, the Safe Grip anti slip strips were proposed. Over the years, the product has proved itself in hundreds of challenging situations in the field and independent laboratory test shown that it has not only achieved initially the highest slip resistance rating (Pendulum Class V), but it has also retained it over an extended period of time. This means that the floor surface contribution to the risk of slipping when wet will be Very Low not only at installation time but also for the years to come.  

Restaurant management gave the go ahead for the anti slip project, with confidence based on the independent test results and real life situations.
Global Safe assembled a team of local floor safety specialists as well as called on its interstate representative from Victoria, to complete the job. The freezer, which required anti slip treatment, was only handed over at 7pm at night and had the normal operational temperature of minus 28 Celsius!
The team had to use all of its tricks in the bag, to heat up the surface as well as to prepare the other areas and install the Safe Grip strips within the time constraints.  The project was completed on agreed time and the restaurant – including the freezer – was operational at the opening on the following day.

The surface then was independently tested for slip resistance by Safe Environments and passed the relevant requirements. These included being tested during the day with the surface having its usual operational contaminants on the floor.

Restaurant management is extremely satisfied with the result as since the installation of the anti slip strips no complaint or incident was reported.
Pro-active management also signed up to Global Safe’s industry unique risk management program called The Floor Safety Maintenance Program© or FSMP©. 
This risk management program is an integral part of the floor safety solution, offered at No Additional Cost for the period of 2 years, and provides a very valuable service to our clients. 

For further information about how Global Safe can assist you company with any OH&S compliant floor and other surface safety solutions, please call us on 1300 668 620 or visit our website www.globalsafe.com.au/index.php#solution