Floors get wet for plenty of reasons- routine cleaning, product leaks, plumbing accidents, spills, or even inclement weather conditions like rain or snow. Surfaces such as concrete tile and wood floors become dangerous when the fluids have not been cleaned up. Highly polished surfaces like terrazzo, marble and ceramic are already slippery, and this is compounded by the presence of moisture. When the scene is a tight space, stairs, or a low light area, the risks increase exponentially. Effects of slipping on a wet floor can range from a bruised ego, all through to broken bones and concussions. Usually, it results in muscle strain and ligament sprain. Tearing tendons or ligaments in your feet, knees, or wrists is agonising. No one looks forward to being unable to walk or sit comfortably for prolonged periods of time due to pain experienced from the fall. Falling on the head and neck can cause brain or spinal cord injury. Slip and fall victims who get brain damage may require extensive rehabilitation, as could end up struggling with mobility issues, memory and cognition problems, and behavioural issues. A slipped disk in the vertebrae, broken back, or similar injuries to the spine could lead to chronic pain, may require surgery, or can lead to the inability to return to work. Forewarning prevents such incidents from happening. The easiest way to achieve this is through proper signage. That's where the Wet Floor Cone comes in.
Keeping your workplace safe is vital. You want to protect both your customers and employees, whether it’s in your office building, warehouse, or you're in the retail or hospitality industry. First, it will show them that you care about their safety, which increases the productivity of your staff, and enhances the trust your customers have in you. Secondly, you get to avoid costly lawsuits. Slip and fall accident cases are common where the property owner is put on the spot for not providing enough warning to persons in the establishment. This is because when a business welcomes the public onto its premises, it has a legal duty to keep them reasonably safe, from department and grocery stores, art galleries and museums, all through to hotels and care centres. The Wet Floor Cone is part of this process.
Benefits Of The Wet Floor Cone
1. Bright yellow
The goal is to grab attention, and the Wet Floor Cone ensures that you do. It's all about visibility. The bright yellow colour of the Wet Floor Cone stands out and will not be missed by people walking through the area. This ensures that they all get alerted to be careful. In addition, since yellow is the designated colour to mark physical hazards and indicate caution, it is universally understood.
2. Tough construction
You want a strong and durable product that will last for long. The Wet Floor Cone is built to provide extended service. Its tough plastic structure enables it to withstand years of usage. This further cuts down on the costs of replacement, making you more savings in your building’s maintenance budget.
3. Stackable design
The Wet Floor Cone is designed to be ergonomic- from the set up to the storage. You can stack the wet floor cones above each other. This makes storing and transporting them from one point to another easy. The Wet Floor Cone is also lightweight, a welcome bonus when shifting it around.
The pocket friendly pricing of the Wet Floor Cone enables you to make savings in the floor maintenance program of your establishment. This, coupled with the numerous lawsuits that you will avoid, give you more value out of every purchase you make.
Tips For Using The Wet Floor Cone
· When the cones are in use, they should be visible from all directions. As such, when picking the location to place them, factor in issues with the surrounding space, such as walls, merchandise displays, stairways or door openings. It will also prevent you from turning your Wet Floor Cone into a trip hazard.
· After the hazard is passed (like after the plumbing accident has been fixed, mopped floor is dry, etc.) remove the Wet Floor Cone from the location. Leaving it in place when there is no risk reduces its effectiveness the next time an actual hazard needs to be communicated.