IN the face of about 50,000 injuries treated in NHS accident and emergency departments each year - all caused by slips, trips and falls, a company specialising in accident prevention methods has introduced a product which is claimed to dramatically increase the traction on most flooring surfaces and is said to be equally effective when applied to the soles of footwear.
Using a new and patented nanotechnology formula within an environmentally-friendly solution consisting of 98.7% water, millions of invisible ‘nano-spikes’ per square inch are formed which give up to 200% increased traction on dry surfaces and 500% on wet, including areas where no shoes are worn such as pool sides, showers and other slippery surfaces.
Called Treadsure the product can be applied quickly and easily to all solid surface areas with a minimum of interference to usual foot traffic or work environment. All types of footwear can be treated from high-heels, office and sports shoes to work-boots to increase traction and reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents.
Commenting on the introduction of his company’s product to the UK, Michael Burgess, joint MD of Nottingham-based Arkad Health and Safety said: ‘Our company’s overall policy is to help prevent injury and save lives and we believe with Treadsure we’ll be doing just that.
‘Besides the obvious practical safety benefits for the individual, every business has a duty to protect employees, visitors or customers and has to meet the requirements of public liability insurance in respect of slip, trip and fall hazards.
‘Households are also at risk from claims owing accidental injury. The use of this revolutionary traction enhancing solution will therefore do much to avoid the possibility of litigation and prevent possible life-shattering accidents.’
The Treadsure product is available direct from Arkad Health & Safety in 500ml bottles at £29.99 RRP (including VAT) to treat up to four pairs of shoes, and 1 or 5 litre containers with 1 litre covering up to 130sq ft (POA).