When a maintenance contractor signs with a company, the contract typically includes language naming the contractor as the party responsible for maintaining safe, hazard-free premises.
The contract also reads that the maintenance contractor must have insurance in “commercially reasonable amounts” to protect themselves and the company whose premises they are contracted to maintain.
According to such contractual agreements, the maintenance contractors’ insurance carriers are assuming the liability for slip and falls on the floor surfaces they are contracted to maintain.
Slip and fall accidents are considered a growing but avoidable problem.
The article, featured in the July issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management explains the different levels of standards that hard floor surfaces must be held to in order to be safe for building occupants and workers.
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For more from the July issue, click here.