The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act) requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks. Slips, trips, and falls are the single biggest cause of accidents in the workplace and can result in huge claims for damages.
According to the HSE, the most common forms of serious injury, to both employees and members of the public, are slips, trips, and falls. Unfortunately, if you run a business you can be in the direct firing line of one of the many solicitors in this country who are only too happy to be approached by someone who has been so injured and take up their case on a “no win, no fee” basis, knowing full well that they almost always win. They usually charge 25% of all damages won.
Floors come in a myriad of different choices, but tile is always popular. Unlike hardwood flooring, tile floors are durable, easy to install, are waterproof, and there is an almost endless choice of patterns and designs. Most importantly, they do not need anywhere near as much maintenance as carpet does. However, like all floors, they do need regular cleaning in order to keep them looking their best.