Universities • Colleges • Elementary & Secondary Schools
Creating and sustaining a healthy learning environment for students includes the maintenance of a safe and accessible environment. Attention to floor safety is a primary step in providing such an environment.
Slips happen because of a lack of friction or traction between footwear and the walking surface. Some common causes of slips are:
- Hazards created from weather (e.g. puddles, snow, ice).
- Surfaces that are wet or oily.
- Loose rugs or mats.
Education workplaces currently experience the greatest number of critical injuries within the “industrial” sector (which excludes mining, health care and construction workplaces). The most common cause of these injuries is “same level” falls or slips.