We are delighted with the new look. The safety of our staff and visitors is
paramount and knowing that we are safety compliant is a great weight off our mind.
As a Facilities Services Provider, we’re always interested in providing solutions to problems that our existing and potential customers may have.
Recently, we engaged in a discussion through the BIFM LinkedIn forum.
The UK based charity, Business in the Community, had a problem with water spilling onto the floor of the male and female toilets which could have caused injury to both staff and visitors. The existing sinks were formed within granite counter tops and the concern was that if someone slipped and fell onto the counter, they could suffer potential head injuries.
Having suggested some solutions, Facilities Manager, Kellie Lord-Thomas, asked us if we would take a look. When we met Kellie on site, we quickly identified that although there was a spillage issue, the main problem within both toilets was in fact the flooring. Facilities such as toilets/bathrooms should be fitted with safety flooring and unfortunately, the existing flooring was not fit for purpose. With this is mind, we suggested that they replace the existing sinks, taps and flooring, leaving them with a more practical, not to mention safer facility.
Based on our recommendations, we refitted the toilets with new ‘trough’ style sinks, specifically designed for excess water to drain away and a tough, slip resistant safety floor that not only looks good but is also extremely durable.
Commenting on the refurbished washrooms, Kellie Lord-Thomas, said “We are delighted with the new look. The safety of our staff and visitors is paramount and knowing that we are safety compliant is a great weight off our mind.”
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