Why am I giving away £50,000 this Sliptember to raise awareness of slip safety?
The £1bn+ crisis, affecting millions, hiding in plain sight under your feet...
Slips are more serious than most think...
Slips are more costly than most think...
Slips are more complex than most think...
Why is Sliptember needed?
Over the last 10+ years I have supported over 5,000 buildings to reduce the risk of slips-and-falls. During that time, I've seen a steady increase in awareness of the size, importance and complexity of this issue.
And yet... there are still 300,000+ people going to A&E each year after a slip.
And yet... whilst 2/3rds of people have either slipped or know someone that has, under 20% of buildings have ever had a slip test.
And yet... the vast, majority of companies are just not taking this problem seriously enough.
I've deconstructed exactly why slips happen. I've helped clients to reduce accidents, injuries and claims by 50% across various industries. I know slips can be stopped.
We now need to get the word out more widely... and I believe we need stronger legislation, too.
The three goals of Sliptember, therefore are:
Challenge the misperception that slips are inevitable, simple-to-solve, and even funny
Promote the proven science of slip prevention, which typically sees 50%+ reductions in accidents
Encourage government to legislate slip testing as an annual requirement in buildings in the UK
Together, we can stop this crisis. You can stop slips and prevent harm. Here’s why you should care
I want to stop 0.5m slips a year. Here's why I believe we can. Will you join me?
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If you have a safe floor, you give youself a chance. But how do you know if your floor is safe or not? Use science
"Until you have the scientific data from pendulum slip test results, you can only ever be guessing about how to stop slips in your building."
The pendulum test is the only HSE-and court-approved slip test in the UK. it measures how slippery floors are, in both dry and wet conditions.
The test gives you a score, called a Pendulum Test Value (or PTV). Your score places your floor in a slip potentil category: 0-24 = high slip potential; 25-35 = moderate slip potential; 36+ = low slip potential.
The video shows the pendulum test being used. You can see how it mimics how a person's heel strikes the floor.
Becasue the floor's safety is so crucial and because slips are so common and so costly, my belief is that every commercial building in the UK should be having a pendulum slip test annually.