You’ve probably seen it before: an elderly shopper is tired from a long shopping trip, struggling to steer his cart toward the exit and reach for the door handle, when boom! His feet slip out from under him on the polished surface, and he’s on the floor. What a heartbreaking scene when that fall could have been prevented!
Statistics show that around 25,000 slip-and-fall accidents occur each day, and while some accidents are unavoidable, many problem situations have quite simple solutions, such as adding a non-slip mat to the area in front of the door.
The last thing we want for our customers is to ruin their shopping experience with an injury we could have easily prevented, and it is equally important to protect our own employees from work-related accidents that may occur during daily duties. Evidence suggests that slipping and falling is the single most common cause of injury in the supermarket industry for both employees and shoppers, and while it may seem easy to ignore the statistics if your company has not yet experienced a serious mishap, realize that chances are, without taking the proper precautions, it is only a matter of time before an accident with serious consequences will occur, costing time and money in lost workdays for employees and compensation costs for customers, not to mention the serious injuries these victims will be forced to cope with.
Why risk an injury, lost customer, or lawsuit when there is a simple solution to the problem? Don’t wait for such an incident to happen. Non-slip mats are available and easy to find for a reasonable cost, so be sure to stop by your local hardware store or shop online and pick one up as soon as possible to save both your company and customers the inconvenience and danger of a possible accident.