Hotels and restaurants in Nigeria can now guarantee their customers a safer and healthier floor, swimming pool areas and bathtubs with the advent of Surestep’s anti-slips products into the country.
This was made known at a press conference by the Executive Chairman of No-Slips Limited, Mr Charles Igbinidu on Friday, 26th May, 2017.
According to him, the company is out to reduce slip and fall accidents in homes and public places especially hotels and restaurants in Nigeria, which records a large number of footfalls on a daily basis.
He said that, according to Hotels.ng, there are about 400 hotel bookings on a daily basis with over 12,000 bookings monthly adding that a restaurants or fast food outlet in Nigeria welcomes at least 500 visitors on a daily basis and 15000 customers monthly.
Igbinidu explained that these large number of customers who patronize these institutions are indirectly exposed to the dangers of slip and fall accidents upon their visit to these luxury relaxation centers as a result of wet or slippery floors, bathroom or swimming pools.
According to him the National Safety Council reported that close to 25,000 people go to the hospital everyday as a result of slip and fall injuries while about five deaths are recorded. Adding that, according to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than 3 million food service employees and over a million guests are injured annually due to slip and fall accidents in restaurants alone.
“Popular hotels and restaurants welcome a lot of sophisticated guests all the time and as a result, have their floors mopped regularly to maintain a clean ambience. By doing this, most times they leave wet floors that can cause slip and fall accident. Also, foods and beverages are constantly being served. Any dropped tray of food or any spilled drink is a potential hazard for the guests as well as the staff. Restaurant kitchens are even more dangerous, and in peak hours, it is just not possible for the staff to watch every step while walking.
“It is then the responsibility of the restaurant owners to ensure that the restaurant floors are safe to walk, for guests and staff alike.”
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