HACCP Flooring Compliance
Occupational Health & Safety Requirements
HACCP Flooring Compliance adheres to the ‘Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983 No 20’ (as in force at 20 January 1999) enforces that “Each person who has, to any extent, control of non-domestic premises shall ensure that the premises, the means of access thereto or egress therefrom, are or is safe and without risks to health”. In general, most slip and fall accidents seem to occur when the surface has been contaminated. Risk assessments typically identify the following as examples of slip hazards: spillage of (or the presence of) liquid and solid substances; change from wet to dry; floor rubbish; unsuitable footwear; slopes and changes of level and poor lighting.
More than half of these hazards are related to cleaning and maintenance practices, where warning of risks can be provided using signs and provision for adequate lighting and elimination of obstructions can be carried out.
Roxset Flooring has developed a unique product unlike any other in the market that has exceptional properties. These features meet the stringent OH&S requirements with AQIS Food Safe, TGA, and HACCP particularly within the food processing industry. HACCP flooring is one of the most important factors within a food processing environment.
The Cost of Liability
Fall injuries are the leading cause of liability loss claims and rank as the second leading cause of accidental deaths for 45-75 year-olds. Accidental falls re estimated to cost Australia at least $3 billion a year, as a result scientific institutions have recognized that slip and falls are a significant problem. Whether it is due to a trip or a slip, there are methods and means to reduce the occurrence of falls.
The largest settlement to date in Australia for a single slip and fall accident is believed to be $2.75 million, therefore slip resistance testing should be considered an important step in minimising exposure to costly litigation. Read more >