A campaign is being launched to remind businesses across key sectors – including wet leisure, hospitality, retail, public transport, and healthcare – of the urgent need to safeguard staff and customers by applying an anti-slip coating to high-risk floors.
It follows the acquisition by extreme cleaning specialist CleanSafe Services (UK) Ltd of the floor treatment arm of Bonasystems Europe, the UK’s leading manufacturer and provider of floor care chemical products.
The deal gives CleanSafe Services exclusive rights in mainland UK to apply Bonasystems Grip, the market-leading anti-slip treatment for tiles, stone, and other cementitious surfaces.
CleanSafe Services Managing Director Steve Broughton said the company will spend £250,000 over the next two years to develop the floor product application service and promote the safety benefits of Bonasystems Grip.
There are more than 20,000 RIDDOR reported slip and trip incidents every year in the UK, costing employers an estimated £0.5billion a year in management costs, legal bills, compensation, and fines.
Steve Broughton said: “New sentencing guidelines have greatly increased potential fines for slip and trip incidents. This makes it more vital than ever before for businesses to reduce these risks and the associated costs.
“Bonasystems Grip is the go-to product for supporting workforce and customer safety, demonstrating due diligence, and reducing the risk of the potentially huge management and legal costs associated with slip and trip incidents.”
Bonasystems Grip reduces the risk of slips and trips in a variety of high-risk environments, including swimming pools and spas, hotels, transport hubs, shopping centres, schools, and care homes. Customers include Network Rail, Mitchells and Butlers, Sainsbury’s, and Hilton Worldwide.
, which specialises in emergency and specialist cleaning, will also provide a contract service for Bonasystems’ other industry-leading surface treatment products for cleaning, maintaining, and sealing floors.
Bonasystems Managing Director Steven Phillips said the deal is a perfect fit for both businesses, and for customers, and is a key element of their business growth strategy.
He added: “We wanted to work with a national product application partner that shares our belief in expertise, professionalism, and excellent customer service.
“By having CleanSafe Services working with us as our authorised application contractor, we can focus our energies on developing our innovative products, and marketing them to our growing number of end-use clients.
“It means customers will continue to enjoy the same seamless service when they choose Bonasystems Grip to protect their workforce and customers, as well as their financial health, and brand reputation.”
As one of the UK’s leading emergency cleaning companies, CleanSafe Services, based in Coulsdon, South London, already sets the highest operational standards and is experienced in the application of sophisticated chemical products.
Steve Broughton said: “We see huge potential in widening the use of Bonasystems Grip in particular. We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Bonasystems to deliver their range of highly-effective floor treatment products on behalf of customers.
“This acquisition represents a natural extension of our service offer, and will allow us to market Bonasystems products, like Bonasystems Grip, to our extensive customer base, adding significant value to their operations.”