Making floors safe, even when wet & deep cleaning "uncleanable" floors
We are a floor maintenance business with two key specialisms:
- The prevention of slips, which are the biggest cause of accident and insurance claim in most sectors with an average claim cost of £10k. Billions of pounds a year are spent as a result of slip accidents
- The cleanliness and hygiene of high traffic, hard-to-clean areas like leisure clubs, kitchens, public thoroughfares and washrooms. Poor brand standards affect customer experience and therefore revenue
We partner with floor suppliers, facilities management and cleaning companies, lawyers plus brokers like Marsh and insurers like AXA, because slips are the biggest cause of accident and claim in most sectors.
Our work can often be part-funded by insurers and can see your annual premiums (which are currently trending upwards) reduce.
Don't just take our word for it: you can see examples of cases studies, testimonials and endorsements from a range of clients, on our success stories page.
Why we do what we do
Ineffective management of floor surfaces causes significant challenges to most businesses, resulting in lower profitability not to mention human costs from accidents and illness.
When it comes to slips:
- Slips are the most common cause of accident and claim; the average claim is £10k but the true cost of an accident is £100k+
- Criminal fines due to serious slip incidents now exceed £700k (fines are not covered by insurance)
- Insurance premiums are rising due to a hardening market; given slips are 33%+ of claims, managing this risk is a way to prevent your insurance cost skyrocketing
...yet slips remain poorly understood, considered as unimportant or even humorous, and many businesses attempt to prevent slips in only a superficial way.
As for floor cleanliness:
- An unclean environment sees staff and client satisfaction 50%+ lower than a clean one
- An unclean environment sees sales of 20%+ lower than a clean one
- In the leisure sector, 65% of members see floor cleanliness as important but only 5% believe their club’s floors are clean
- Evidence from Sport England shows that the Net Promoter Score of an unclean health club is 0% whereas a clean one is 57%
...yet whilst cleanliness has a value, cleaning is an area where many businesses seek to cut costs rather than invest.
Typically, clients see a 50%+ reduction in slip accidents, saving a fortune, therefore fewer claims and a lower cost of risk. For example, a hotel reduced accidents in bathtubs by 95% and its risk exposure by £1.5m a year.
Periodic deep cleaning work has seen leisure clients increase membership sales by 12%+ and Net Promoter Score increase by 50%+. For example, a leisure operator added £150k of turnover in a single month after a £5k deep clean, a 30X ROI.
How we do it
Our work is delivered through an award-winning, end-to-end service offering – we take care of your floor maintenance needs for you so you can be assured of the results without needing to get your hands dirty.
- Pendulum slip testing (Slip Safety Survey)
- Anti-slip treatments to any kind of floor
- Floor deep cleaning
- Floor sealing
- Planned Preventative Maintenance of floors (typically 6-monthly) to include slip testing and certification of compliance
- Decontamination cleaning
Where should you start?
- We have developed a range of self-help tools such as:
- You can find a raft of educational content including our CHIMES model setting out the Six Sources of Slips, plus various articles, white papers and research, and videos
- Contact us to arrange a conversation or site visit
Judge us by the company we keep...
"I recently referred Christian as “best in the business” to a colleague of mine and I think that is worth repeating. He is a trusted adviser to Mitie regarding any slip, trip or fall issues that we identify and over the years his advice and support has been invaluable. The fact Slip Safety Services is well connected in the insurance industry also helps.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Christian or Slip Safety Services, to anyone regarding providing surveying, advice on slip issues, floor standards and remedial advice and works. "
Russell Bone QHSE Director, Cleaning & Environmental Services, Mitie
"If a client has a tile they like the look of but it doesn’t meet the required slip resistance, Christian is our go-to partner to treat the tiles post-installation. I’ve worked with Christian for several years and he has developed a very close relationship with myself and my team. Many people will claim to know about floor treatments, cleaning and care, but very few have Christian’s proven knowledge. He’s also a great chap on a personal level. I’d recommend Christian and his team for any slip or cleaning issues you are facing with tiled surfaces."
Ben Tingle Sales Director, Domus Tiles
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