We all know the dangers of slip and fall accidents, and by having floor mats at your entryway and throughout your establishment, you may figure you’re already covered and safe from the threat of lawsuits.
And then it happens. Someone steps onto one of your floor mats and goes sliding across the room. Or the edge of your floor mat is slightly lifted off the floor, allowing an individual to get their foot briefly caught under the mat as they go tumbling down.
But if you’re lucky, that hasn’t happened yet. If you’re lucky, your employees have simply brought up to you that it’s time for new floor mats.
Whether your floor mats are in bad shape already, you’re on your search for your first floor mats for your business or you’re simply browsing for better options, there’s one thing you absolutely must take away from this blog post: a low-quality floor mat will not protect you from the implications of slip and fall accidents.
If someone slips, trips and falls on your premises, you can assume you will be paying at least $10,000 to $15,000. And that’s for short-term, non-life-altering circumstances. So imagine if someone gets severely injured, or worse. You could end up spending millions of dollars trying to settle the case.
So, by investing in higher-quality floor mats, you’re not just investing in a better business appearance. You’re not even just investing in the safety of your employees and customers. You’re investing in the protection of your business.
But how do you know if your floor mats need an upgrade? How do you know if your floor mats are a risk for slip and fall accidents? Here are some risks to think about so you can decide if it’s time to swap out your mats for something much better:
So, it’s clear that you need better floor mats in the right locations to prevent slip and fall accidents. But it’s important to not make the same mistake and end up accidentally purchasing the wrong mats. Here’s what you should do:
Finding your own high-quality mats for each individual location in your business space may seem like a daunting task. Especially with mat terms thrown around that you may not be 100% familiar with. That’s why, to get the best floor mat results, you should work with a professional mat service who understands the needs of your individual business and makes recommendations that count. Not only this, but you should work with a mat service that will stick with you throughout the ride, coming back to maintain your mats for you so you never have to worry about a slip and fall from your mats again.
That’s where Gorman comes in. We have everything under the sun when it comes to mats. Whether you need commercial floor mats, high-traffic protection mats, anti-fatigue mats or more, we have your mat needs covered.
Contact us at Gorman today at 713-467-5424 to get started with a mat service that cares about you, your business and the safety of your employees and customers.