Risk Assessment of Slippery Floors

Risk Assessment of Slippery Floors

ErgoProlipsis’ qualified staff and modern specialized equipment carry out floor slipperiness risk assessments. This is considered as a major risk in workplaces as it can lead to accidents and injuries.

Floors can become slippery due to various factors, such as moisture, dust residues, the presence of slippery fluids such as oils, the low coefficient of friction of the surface or even due to normal wear and tear over time.

Η αξιολόγηση του CoF γίνεται με βάση διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένα και αποδεκτά πρότυπα (BS, DIN, κλπ)
Εικ.2: Αξιολόγηση CoF

According to surveys the number one cause of accidents in workplaces is slipping, constituting 30% of all reported accidents worldwide.

In Greece, there exist clear legislative requirements for the anti-slip properties of floors (Law 16/96) which hold employets responsible for the safety of the users, without however defining exact values of the acceptable range for the Coefficient of Friction (CoF) of each floor surface. The assessment of the CoF is based on internationally recognized and accepted standards (BS, DIN, etc.) (picture 2).

ErgoProlipsis provides a holistic assessment of the slip risk on a surface, with its Risk Assessment considering several important factors, such as:

  • Τhe coefficient of friction (CoF) which is determined via the special calibrated ASM 825A instrument. (picture 1).
  • The speed of movement of the workers on the surface in question.
  • The type of construction material of the surface in question.
  • The wear and tear of the surface due to use.
  • The ergonomics and freedom of movement of users in the movement area of the surface in question.