Mats and Preventive Maintenance Along With Safety

Mats are your first defence to stop dirt and moisture from entering the building.


The Truth About Dirt…


Studies show that one square yard of commercial grade carpeting can accumulate one pound of dirt over a one week period and up to twice as much during inclement weather. It has been estimated that the cost of removing a single pound of dirt from a modern building will run in excess of $750.00. One of the most effective preventive maintenance daily cost saving measures that any facility can use is a quality entrance matting system, sometimes called the walk off mat. It’s the first step toward effectively stopping the dirt at the door and keeping building maintenance cost under control.


More and more businesses realize that a customer’s first few steps into their building can have a profound effect on image, eye appeal and sales. An effective mat program can hide the dirt and moisture until such a time as it can be removed, presenting a clean uncluttered appearance throughout the day.


Safety – Reduce Slip Hazards…


A drop of liquid. A pinch of sand. A small pebble. That’s all it takes to create the potential for slips, trips and falls. Keeping floors clean and dry is a key factor in preventing these injuries.


According to the Canada Safety Team (CSI), there are annually some 60,000 accidents involving slips, trips and falls in Canada. The average cost per slip/fall accident exceeds $20,000. The national safety Council estimate’s that workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with slip-and-fall accidents are approximately $70 billion per year.


Due Diligence Avoids litigation…


The term “premises liability” refers to the legal responsibility of business owners to keep their properties clear of any hazards or dangers that could lead to an accident.


Slip resistance is important because it prevents against slip-and-fall accidents, which cause needless physical and emotional trauma—as well as financial hardship through medical expenses and lost work—to the injured person. The party found legally responsible – typically the property owner – may face stiff liability payouts, legal defense costs, insurance premium hikes, increased administrative costs, and a damaged reputation within the community. For these reasons, property owners and managers can benefit from learning the basics of slip and trip resistant carpets and matting.


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