Prevent Slips & Falls This Winter: 3 Reasons Entry Mats are Critical to Your BusinessGenevieve Rahman
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Winter is quickly approaching and safety should be every workplace’s #1 priority this season. Every year, slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries. Properly selected and placed entryway floor mats are the best way of preventing injuries and containing floor maintenance costs for your facility. Below are 3 reasons entryway mats are critical for your business.:
1. Save on Cleaning Costs
Whether your floors are tile, carpet, or hardwood, keeping the floor clean is one of your most significant expenses.
As much as 24 pounds of dirt can be tracked in by just 1,000 people coming through an entrance over a 20-day work period. (ISSA)
“One dollar spent keeping soil out of a building will save ten dollars in removing the soil once it’s inside.” (Cleaning & Maintenance Management)
39% of all custodial time is devoted to floor care maintenance. (National Executive Housekeepers Association)
Entrance matting will give your business the best appearance and help control cleaning costs. If a floor is not adequately cleaned and maintained, it will have to be taken care of by professionals, and that translates into higher costs.
2. Save on Potential Repair and/or Replacement Costs
If flooring suffers damage due to improper cleaning or maintenance, repair costs may begin to add up. Entryway scraper and wiper mats are specially designed to prevent the transfer of dirt, and potentially damaging pieces of debris, which can cause damage to the floor. Small fragments caught in shoe soles can damage flooring with each footstep. Entrance mats can provide a scraper-like surface that’s perfect for removing damaging debris.
3. Potential Liability Costs
Slip and fall injuries are the most costly expense that could result from not using the proper outdoor and entrance mats. Liability costs could reach the tens of thousands of dollars. According to the 2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance Workplace Safety Index, U.S. businesses paid more than $11 billion in 2015. Placing the appropriate scraper and entrance mats could avoid lengthy and expensive lawsuits.
At no cost to you, let our in-house floor specialists help you decide which mats and configurations will work best for your facility. Get in touch with the Warehouse Direct Janitorial & Sanitation Specialists today.