The benefits of non-slip floors in portable toilets




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Have you ever seen a wet floor sign in a hallway, door entrance, or reception area? These signs are usually obvious and are mostly finished in yellow. It is a sign that may only sometimes receive the most attention. Still, it is displayed for our safety and benefit. It is believed that there are over 540,000 accidents annually due to slips and falls on wet floors. In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive reports that slips and trip injuries comprise 35% of significant injuries in the food and drink industries. At the same time, slip injuries are more evident in the food sector. It further added that most of the slips (around 90%) are caused by wet floors or contamination with food products. Slips and trips do not just occur. Those responsible for a given site or event should spot the causes or triggers of a wet toilet floor and adequately deal with it. 

An effective prevention of slips can reduce their occurrence by over 50%. Remember, wet floors can cause falls in almost every building area if proper health and safety measures are not implemented. The toilet is an area of a building most likely to experience wet floors. 

We’ve previously touched on the common causes of wet toilet floors. Another reason toilets have wet feet is the shaking or waving hands to dry. In the event of a faulty hand dryer or an absence of paper towels, some toilet users are left with the choice of shaking their hands dry. Water splashes are dispatched on the floor and can contribute to a wet toilet floor. 

It is expected to experience wet floors during your visit to the shared public toilet. The important thing is to understand the amount of danger the given wet floor possesses.

The benefits of non-slip portable toilets 

Toilets are designed and built with a variety of user habits in mind.  Here are some advantages of having non-slip feet in these mobile units.

  1. Ease of cleaning: Portable toilets with non-slip surfaces are easier to clean regularly. Thus preventing the buildup of dirt and grime, ensuring a more hygienic toilet environment for users.
  2. More accessibility: With Non-slip floors, portable toilets are more accessible to people of all ages and mobility requirements, including children, older people, and individuals with disabilities. This promotes inclusivity and ensures that everyone can use the facilities safely.
  3. Increased durability: Most non-slip floors are typically made from sturdy materials that withstand heavy foot traffic and adverse weather conditions. This increased durability extends the lifespan of the portable toilet and reduces maintenance costs.
  4. Reduces the liability risk: Slips in a portable could mean the event organisers. Through the provision of non-slip flooring in portable toilets, event organizers and companies can reduce their liability for accidents and injuries that may occur on their premises.
  5. Better Toilet User Experience: Mobile toilets with non-slip floors provide a more pleasant experience for users. Toilet users are less likely to worry about slipping and can use the facility with greater peace of mind.

Overall, these are some advantages of having non-slip flooring in portable toilets. 

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