Wet Floor Sign Statistics
According to statistic published by the National Safety Council (a non-profit, non-governmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health), slips and falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury in the United States. This is supported by the fact that more than 1 million Americans, most of who are over the age of 60, have sought emergency room treatment for such accidental falls; a growing number of these accidents are occurring in retail stores, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and office buildings. Wet floor signs are mandatory for any business establishment.
Over the last decade, slip and fall accident rates have more than doubled and this is becoming a major concern to US retailers, for example it has been estimated that one of the major retailers, is sued on average once every two hours, totaling thousands of lawsuits each year – many of these being for slips and falls; one such lawsuit actually cost approximately $545,000.
The escalation in the number of such accidents shows that existing methods of wet floor, accident prevention – portable warning signs that are only erected after someone alerts management – are obviously not adequate.The need therefore exists for a more proactive slip and fall prevention strategy.
There are many ways to point direction to a wet floor and the first one is a wet floor sign. To be more particular, the best types of wet floor signs should catch attention very easily. The banana cone is a wet floor sign that’s shaped like a banana. This is something that will catch the eye of a customer and help the customer know that a wet floor is present. Now this is a banana that PREVENTS slipping! Go Bananas for safety with The Banana Cone™.