Fraley states that a company or person who has been trained and has received certification as a walkway safety auditor best performs the walkway audit.
He notes that it helps to identify areas of a facility''s floors that may present a slip and fall hazard; in turn, appropriate measures can be taken to correct any hazard before an actual incident occurs.
Fraley adds that not only will the audit identify potential slip and fall hazards, but it will also help gauge your overall maintenance procedures.
According to Fraley, a well-documented floor safety program should be a part of your company''s proactive approach to safety and should contain written procedures for identifying possible slip, trip and fall hazards as well as proper procedures for remediation — and, most importantly, your company''s prevention methods.
Mike Fraley is president of Consolidated Safety Group Inc. and is currently serving on the NFSI/ANSI B-101 Standards Committee. Mike is also a NFSI-certified Walkway Safety Auditor and a NFSI-certified Slip and Fall Prevention Specialist. Consolidated Safety Group offers nationwide on-site walkway auditing, documented floor safety programs and a complete line of slip-resistant cleaners and degreasers. For more information concerning this article or the services Consolidated Safety Group offers, please visit www.walkwaysafety.com, www.floortesting.com or contact Mike at email@example.com or 1-888-818-9038.
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