About Risk Reduction

Reduce Slip and Falls – Reduce Your Liability

reduce slip and fall riskMore than 3 million food service industry employees and over 1 million guests are injured in slip and fall accidents each year, according to a study released by CNA Insurance in June 2007. The costs for insurance coverage and claim settlements have sky rocketed in recent years, forcing business owners to seek out ways to minimize slip and fall accidents.

Clean Floors = Safe Floors

Traditional mopping simply smears dirt and grease across a floor. When a mop moves across edges such as tiles, textures or cracks, a black residue of dirt and grease is left behind. Each time the floor is mopped, another layer of dirt and grease is added. To make matters worse, cleaning chemicals leave behind residue that not only create an unsafe floor condition, but also attract more dirt.

Because of these factors, a regular floor scrubbing procedure is essential to improve traction and minimize accidents. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), changing the way you maintain your floor can prevent up to 85% of slip and fall accidents.

The Heavyweight®: Proven Results

Slip resistance is measured based on the Coefficient of Friction (COF) between two surfaces. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommends a COF rating of >.05 for dry conditions and NFSI recommends a COF rating of >.06 for wet surfaces. According to NFSI, wet floor surfaces that maintain this level of slip resistance have proven to reduce slip and fall claims between 50 to 90%.

The Heavyweight is certified by NFSI to improve walkway safety. In their testing, The Heavyweight raised the slip resistance of quarry tile surfaces by a whopping 65%.

Endorsed by Insurance Companies

CCMSI, Marsh, CNA, Besnard Insurance, Amerisure to name a few, with some offering rebates to their clients who purchase The Heavyweight® scrub brush.