Health & Safety: The Importance of Regular Floor Maintenance

Warehouses, no matter their size, are high risk locations. Fork lift trucks in transit, high level racking systems, pallets of goods at ground level and at height, and various areas where lighting fails to adequately penetrate causing poor visibility are often the causes of many warehouse accidents-to-date.

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With this said, it is extremely important to ensure that suitable precautions are taken to maintain and enhance safety for all building users. These maintenance tasks include keeping floors and pathways clear, making sure they are non-slip and free from dirt and spillages at all times.

Trips, slips and falls remain the most common cause of workplace accidents, and account for over 39% of all major injuries throughout the previous 5 years to date (figures from HSE Statistics). In order for companies to overcome some such issues associated with cleaning floors in warehouses and other industrial building types, regular maintenance and cleaning tasks should be carried out, in relation to stated Health & Safety regulations.

Whether this is done by machinery or a professional flooring specialist, it is essential that the floor is thoroughly cleaned in order to remove liquid spillages, especially those of a greasy or oily consistency, which may pose serious slip hazards.

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Within any industrial setting, maintaining the appearance, safety and integrity of warehouse floors is essential in order to meet strict Health & Safety regulations, as well as ensuring that the working environment is both safe and productive for both employers and employees.

By making sure you adhere to quality cleaning and floor maintenance, you are also reducing the risk of damage to machinery. Poor quality flooring can decrease the potential efficiency of expensive warehouse and industrial equipment, such as forklift trucks. So, when it comes to floored areas which experience heavy traffic – opt for quality flooring types, and those that are specifically designed for industrial purpose.

Here at PSR Industrial Flooring, we’re specialists when it comes to resin flooring and other maintenance and flooring issues. We offer an extensive range of flooring services, from floor coatings and repair to screeds and grinding. So, if you require more information, or wish to speak to one of our friendly and experienced team – please do not hesitate to contact us on 01226 382 864 today!

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"Just to let you know how delighted we are with the work you completed last week on our warehouse floor, especially given the difficult circumstances the team were working in. They were all very hard working and courteous, and worked with our in-house team and over the weekend to make...

Colour Master

"Thank you for all your help and communication with bringing our flooring project to a satisfactory conclusion. The team you sent were friendly and professional and have done a very good job so please pass on our thanks to them also"

Celotex

"We have been working with PSR Industrial Flooring for the last 10 years. During this time, we have worked in collaboration in repairing both our internal and external floors. PSR have understood the demands of our operation and have always been looking at new materials to speed up the repair to be...

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