Floor Wet Cleaning Safeguards to Control Slips (Trips and Falls)

Floor wet cleaning is associated with slips

  • Slips account for the vast majority of wet floor slips, trips and falls
  • Under 10% of floor cleaning slip victims were “Cleaners and Helpers
  • The majority of wet floor slip, trip and fall victims are females
  • In most cases, cleaning was underway, not completed
  • The presence of a sign was mentioned in over a quarter of cleaning slips, trips and falls
  • Improper cleaning can make a floor more slippery

risk assessment approach to Floor wet cleaning slips (trips and falls) can include the following steps

  1. Identify Risks
  2. Communicate
  3. Replace
  4. Reschedule
  5. Equip
  6. Segregate