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Anti Slip Flooring and Maintenance Checklist

Posted by admin on April 16, 2018

Find out key ways you can keep up with daily maintenance measures to protect the occupants, equipment and buildings. Get the details from Sure-Foot Industries.

Facility Anti-Slip and Flooring Maintenance Checklist

Regular maintenance of an operation is an essential and time-consuming aspect of a facility manager’s responsibilities. The amount of upkeep can be overwhelming, and tasks must protect the occupants, the equipment and the building itself.

To stay on top of the daily maintenance and the preventative measures that might be less frequent, managers should have a documented checklist to prevent overlooking an area of the building.  

Facility managers and maintenance staff can use the following checklist to supplement an existing maintenance routine. Organized by operation area, we suggest that you regularly inspect the condition of your building envelope, machinery and safety procedures.  

 

Floors

  • Floors are debris free, clean and dry
  • Floors in good condition: no holes or loose tiles, planks or carpeting
  • Floors have proper and necessary drainage
  • Anti-Slip tiles in place near drainage
  • Areas of potential wetness have adequate and readable warning signage

Anti-Slip flooring is in place where liquid spills 

Stairs and Landings

  • No broken, worn, or cracked steps
  • Proper handrails installed
  • Proper lighting in stairwells
  • Stairs are debris free
  • Non-slip stair treatments in good condition
  • Kick plates in place where necessary
  • Mirrors installed at blind corners
  • Aisles adequately accommodate employee and equipment traffic

Electrical

  • All plugs, sockets, switches in working order
  • No cracked or loose plates
  • No cable tripping hazards
  • Circuit breakers properly identified

Lighting

  • Adequate lighting throughout
  • No burnt out, flickering or inoperable lights
  • Ensure proper light temperature
  • Lights are clean and free of cracks
  • Emergency lighting system works properly

Spill Procedure

  • All spills wiped up promptly
  • Available spill absorbents used for oily, greasy, toxic or flammable liquids
  • Material used to clean spills disposed of properly
  • Wet floor warnings used in immediate aftermath
  • Spill area barrier to prevent spreading

 Equipment and Machinery

  • All machinery working properly and up to code
  • Proper guards or safety features are in place
  • Safe operating instructions and warnings are visible
  • Machinery is guarded to prevent contact, entanglement or damage
  • Regular and timely inspection of machinery
  • Any outdated or damaged equipment is replaced or marked accordingly

 Emergency/Safety Procedure

  • Exits identified and well lit
  • Unobstructed exit areas
  • Fully operational exit doorways.
  • Designed and posted evacuation floor plans
  • Emergency contact information posted throughout building
  • Elevator inspection certificate posted
  • “Do Not Use Elevator in Fire Emergency” warning posted
  • Emergency chemical showers/eyewash stations installed and operable

 Fire Protection

  • Fire extinguishers in place, up to fire code, and operable
  • Correct signing on extinguishers
  • Firefighting equipment service certificate posted
  • Fire alarms work and checked regularly
  • Sprinkler system operable and tested regularly
  • Personnel trained on fire procedure

 Public Safety/Exterior

  • Necessary barricades/fencing in place
  • Company and traffic signs in place
  • Proper lighting on exterior
  • Clear walking paths
  • Weather-related anti-slip materials installed
  • No unsupervised entrances
  • Building walls/windows checked for wear, breaks, leaks, etc.
  • Bi-annually inspection of roof (before fall and spring)

Click here for a printable version of our checklist. We hope our inspection suggestions help your business develop a more comprehensive maintenance plan to keep valuable assets safe.

For more information about our anti-slip products, please contact us at 800-522-6566 or request a product sample today.