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The law states that all floors must be “Fit for purpose”, but 90% of all hard floors fail to meet the
Health & Safety Executives minimum standards for slip resistance, when wet or contaminated.
Do your floors meet these standards? If not, then you could be liable to civil action, criminal
prosecution and damage to your reputation. As society becomes ever more litigious, and the
authorities more stringent, the problem is only going to get worse.
Unfortunately ignorance and ‘we didn't know it was slippery’ is no defence in the eyes of the law.
The duty of care is upon you to know the risks, assess your floors, and to take action where
necessary. The law is there to protect against incident and injury in the first place, not to react
following them.
Steps and Ramps
Building Regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) require that ALL internal and
external steps and ramps have a non slip surface. Also the nosing’s of all steps must be of a
"permanently contrasting colour". Only SkidProof can achieve this requirement without the need for

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