Floor Cleaning to Control Slips 

  • Wet cleaning of slippery floors can lead to slips
  • The vast majority of floor cleaning slip victims are not cleaners
  • The presence of a cleaner or sign does not guarantee no slips

Slip risks may arise from a lack of understanding of floor cleaning and can be immediate (wet or damp floor) and medium term and longer term (reduction of slip resistance)

Assessment of Slip Risks from Floor Cleaning

Floor cleaning is an important part of Slip Risk Assessment and Prevention

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