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Specialist steps in to tackle £0.5 billion slips and trips bill

Published 21st June, 2018 by Neil Nixon

Specialist steps in to tackle £0.5 billion slips and trips bill

A campaign is being launched to remind businesses across key sectors - including wet leisure, hospitality, retail, public transport, and healthcare - of the urgent need to safeguard staff and customers by applying an anti-slip coating to high-risk floors.

It follows the acquisition by extreme cleaning specialist CleanSafe Services (UK) Ltd of the floor treatment arm of Bonasystems Europe, a leading manufacturer and provider of floor care chemical products. The deal gives CleanSafe Services exclusive rights in mainland UK to apply Bonasystems Grip, the anti-slip treatment for tiles, stone and other cementitious surfaces.

CleanSafe Services managing director, Steve Broughton, said the company will spend £250,000 over the next two years to develop the floor product application service and promote the safety benefits of Bonasystems Grip. There are more than 20,000 RIDDOR reported slip and trip incidents every year in the UK, costing employers an estimated £0.5 billion a year in management costs, legal bills, compensation, and fines. Steve Broughton said: "New sentencing guidelines have greatly increased potential fines for slip and trip incidents. This makes it more vital than ever before for businesses to reduce these risks and the associated costs. Bonasystems Grip is the go-to product for supporting workforce and customer safety, demonstrating due diligence, and reducing the risk of the potentially huge management and legal costs associated with slip and trip incidents."

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