What Does Get a Grip Offer?
Get a Grip uses a long-lasting treatment that creates an invisible, sophisticated tread design at the microscopic level to the surface of floors, bathtubs and showers. We are proud to feature Slip Doctors products, which are designed and manufactured in the USA. Get a Grip will not change the appearance of the floor or bathtub. Our products have been developed and proven for concrete, quarry tile, spanish tile, ceramic tile, glazed brick, marble, terrazzo, porcelain/enamel, and many other hard mineral surfaces. We offer products for wood, vinyl, linoleum and many other surfaces
SLIPPERY FLOOR? WE CAN HELP. HERE’S HOW
Have you ever walked across a floor that looked normal but suddenly you felt your feet going out from under you? Yes, you can encounter slick floors at anytime.
Kinds of Falls
Same-surface falls can be classified into four categories:
Trip-and-fall accidents, in which pedestrians encounter a foreign object in their walking path.
Stump-and-fall accidents, in which a moving foot encounters an impediment in the walking surface, whether it is a tacky point on the surface or a defect that impedes the foot.
Step-and-fall accidents, in which the foot finds an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface.
Slip-and-fall accidents, in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails to support the walker’s center of gravity over the base area.
The slip and fall is the most common accident. Foot contact is broken, and the individual attempts to right himself or herself.For the business owner, and especially the small business owner, a slip and fall accident is serious. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common injuries in workplaces and can lead to fractured bones, brain injuries, and even fatalities.In many cases, they can also lead to lawsuits, especially if your customers or employees are the ones injured. During the winter months, slip and fall accidents are especially common because of ice and snow and generally wet situations.
What are risky conditions?
In general they could be related to spills, bad lighting, icy surfaces, wet surface conditions, cracks, gaps or breaks in floors, uneven pavement or poorly installed expansion joints. If any of these conditions apply in your circumstances, there is a good chance a personal slip and fall claim is eligible for compensation from the courts for things such as pain and suffering and medical expenses.
Depending on the nature and extent of the injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall accident, other areas that may qualify for compensation are lost wages and rehabilitation. This means that you need to keep good records in order to protect yourself from a claim.
Understand as well that liability in these cases is not always laid at the doorstep of the landowner. The law is written in such a way as to protect the owner, meaning the plaintiff needs to prove the business owner was negligent.
At least as long as the business owner has done their due-diligence
Slippery Situations in the Home:
We have products for nearly all floor types. If you have any of the following types we can help-
Slippery floors can be anywhere. That is why we have anti slip floor treatment products..
We all know that shower floors can be a real hazard. For older people slick tile or slick floors are just plain dangerous. That’s why many hospitals and nursing homes add plenty of hand rails for added security when moving around showers and commodes. It’s just common sense.
And an accident can happen when you least expect it. They can even happen during normal walking and on surfaces that may not look slippery at first glance.
Your Bathroom Can Be Dangerous to Loved Ones
It’s all too common to hear about someone who has slipped and had a fall on slick tile in the bathroom. Even though most of the time the injuries are not fatal they can be serious… especially for an older person with fragile bones.
It can also be an issue for people with balance problems, vertigo, or muscle weakness. Falling is a significant issue among the elderly or infirm especially in the bathroom.
Many times we have gotten up in the middle of the night perhaps a bit disoriented, dizzy or still half asleep. If you take medications or maybe have not hydrated yourself throughout the day you can wake up disoriented.
Parents May Have Moved In
Many of us are having to give more assistance to our parents or even have them move in with us. Sometimes this means a safety check of our bathrooms.
Here’s some possible additions that you can make to your bath tub to make it safer for all. First and Foremost we recommend Get a Grip porcelain bathtub safety treatment.Slippery Floors Throughout The Home
A tile or ceramic floor can be beautiful in a kitchen or anyplace in the home. And who doesn’t love the look of a shiny, well-polished marble or Terrazzo floor?
But where there is a beautiful shine there may also be danger. A little water or the wrong footwear is all it takes to turn a beautiful hallway into a slippery floor hazard.
But there is something you can do. And it won’t effect the beauty of those floors. Our Treatment Products make nearly any floor less slippery.
The process actually changes the friction properties of your floors. Click here to learn more about how the process works.And don’t forget about pool decks. This is a common place for accidents, especially to children who are unaware of the dangers of slip and fall accidents. Treating these surfaces is also important for protecting loved ones.
Slippery Situations in Restaurants, Stores, Manufacturers and Other Businesses
If you own a restaurant, retail store, supermarket, manufacturing business, or any business that caters to the public at your place of business, you certainly are aware of the possibility of a slip and fall accident. You are also probably well aware of your liability.
And surprisingly, your responsibility covers a lot of ground. Not only must you provide proper maintenance of slipping situations but you must also be sure your employees know how to react to accidents that might happen.
What Business Owners Can Do About Slippery Situations
There are several things that business owners can do to help prevent such accidents:
- Look for common problems of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. Slippery surfaces, spills, weather problems, loose mats or carpeting, poor visibility, bad lighting, clutter, cables or wires, and uneven floors can all cause slips. When you notice these hazards in the workplace, remove the problem at once or at least put up signs warning others of the problem. For example, you might not be able to correct a leaky pipe that is causing a puddle on the floor right away, but do make sure that there is a visible “caution” sign showing the danger.
- Regularly walk through your workplace, looking for potential problem areas. Unless you do this, it’s easy to overlook potential dangers.
- Do regular maintenance on flooring and outdoor walking surfaces. Treating floors to make them slip resistant and using a good degreaser on a daily basis and correcting any unevenness can help ensure that falls are at a minimum. This is where Get a Grip can help.
- Set some ground rules for employees. Publish a manual, instructing employees how to stay safe in the workplace. Suggest practical shoes and establish guidelines for how employees should deal with dangerous situations. For example, you may wish to stipulate that employees keep their workplace clear or ask management to reach items in tall places.
- Keep good documentation of your efforts. Keep written records of your walk-through of the workplace, of the maintenance work you do on your business, and the employee manual you have. If you do face problems, showing your careful attempts to prevent injury will be very useful.
- Get employees to report potential problems to you. Have a formal system whereby employees can report potential problems to you without fear of retribution.
- Get excellent liability insurance – and hope you never need to use it. Hopefully, you will never need to have liability coverage. If you do need it, though, it is helpful if you have excellent coverage that really protects you.
There are Non Slip solutions for slip and fall problems at home.
Slip and fall accidents are second only to car accidents in accidental death. Non slip floors can reduce those numbers.
The home itself offers many types of slip and fall hazards. Probably the number one concern in the home is the bathroom. Many bathrooms have ceramic tile floors or even marble, granite, or travertine tile floors. These floors are beautiful to look at and much easier to keep clean but they create a slippery situation when they get wet.
Porcelain bathtubs can be treated to make them slip resistant and there will be no visible difference in the bathtub.
The bathtub can be a hazard where thousands of accidents have happened.Kitchens often have tile floors. These floors can easily get wet during the cooking or the cleanup process. Usually we see ceramic tile in the kitchen of a home. But some homes are using polished marble and polished porcelain as well.
The swimming pool deck is always wet and so it can be a source of accidents.
It would be a good idea to treat the pool deck if there is tile around the pool or even tile stairs into the pool. Sometimes the tile on the edge of the pool can lead to a slip and fall hazard.
The porch or the lanai can get wet when it is rainy outside and be very hazardous. The garage is an area of concern as well
Business Non Slip Solutions for Slip and Fall Accidents
Businesses need non slip solutions to the slip and fall accident liability that can cost them so much money. Slip Resistant Solutions has the answer.
We sell products so that business owners can treat their own floors to make them slip resistant. The non slip floor treatment products will raise the coefficient of friction on the floors to make them slip resistant. These treatments are long lasting.
Wet Floors Signs are really admitting that there is a problem. They are a help but there is much more that can be done. Any business that is using a Floor Safety Sign is already aware that they have a problem. All types of businesses can be open to the liability of a slip and fall accident. Failure to take care of a known problem can lead to premises liability.
Restaurants and Bars of course have responsibility to make sure that their employees and customers are safe in the kitchen and the actual restaurant or bar itself. What happens so often is that greases from the kitchen get tracked into the main area of the establishment. This can be resolved with the use of our Hard Surface Floor Degreaser.
Hospitals and nursing facilities have walkways, kitchens, bathrooms and hallways that can be problems.
Commercial kitchens can make their kitchens much safer for their staff.
Workplace safety can never be neglected if you want to avoid litigation. Documenting floor treatment procedures can be a good way to defend yourself in a lawsuit.
Hotels and motels can have problems where the number one source of accidents is the bathrooms.
Lobbies and usually tile or marble and can be very hazardous if it is raining or snowing.Any shopping mall or building might have tile walkways stairways where it could get slippery if gets wet.
Walkways can be particularly dangerous for the elderly if they are wet from rain, snow or the sprinkler system.
High rise condo and apartment complexes are using polished surface floors to make their buildings more beautiful. Soon they realize the slip and fall problems with these beautiful floors.
Industrial buildings can have slippery concrete which can be treated. As long as floors are not coated with any paint or other sealers our treatments will work.
Car dealerships usually have large tile showrooms that become very hazardous if they get wet. Just the cleaning process can be hazardous.
Failure to take care of a hazardous situation when aware of the problem can cost a great deal of money.
Slippery Situations in the Home:
Slippery floors can be anywhere. That is why we have a solution for just about any type of floor with one of our anti slip floor treatment products.
Fiberglass showers or tubs
Vinyl, linoleum, laminate
Floors already sealed