By Kingsley Adegboye
The management of Ikeja City Mall has expressed satisfaction with the efficiency and quality of work done at its premises by No-Slips Limited, a Lagos-based non-slip floor treatment company.
According to the Mall’s management, a large portion of the mall was recently treated by No-Slips Limited to increase the co-efficient of friction thereby reducing the possibility of slip and fall accidents by visitors to the mall and members of staff.
In a letter of appreciation to No-Slips Limited, Mr. Steve Idonigie, the Operations Manager of Ikeja City Mall said, “we write to thank you for the amazing difference we have experienced on our floors since they were treated with your anti-slip product.
“We used to receive a lot of complaints of slip/fall whenever it rains and we have tried different approaches but to no avail. Since you applied your product to the floors of our shopping mall, the result has been excellent.
There has been a remarkable turnaround, there hasn’t been a single incident of slip and fall in the areas treated. The efficacy of the product is second to none, this is the first of its kind in this part of the world. The treated areas are no longer slippery especially when wet”, Idonigie said.
In his response, the Chief Executive Officer of No-Slips Limited, Mr. Charles Igbinidu said more companies and individuals in Nigeria are beginning to take floor safety seriously, adding that he is not surprised with the high demand for floor safety treatment. He stressed that no amount of money spent on safety can be compared to the emotional and physical pain accidents bring.
“We have heard stories of people who slipped while walking on the doorway of their offices and sustained life-threatening injuries such that their companies had to spend so much in flying the victims abroad for treatment. There are also stories of people who have lost their lives after slipping and falling in their bathrooms.
“Slip and fall accident can happen any time, anywhere. On a rainy day, the entryway of every store and office building becomes a danger zone to customers and staff. Every marble floor that has just been mopped, every kitchen in every restaurant or school cafeteria; every bathtub in every hotel and home, every wash room floor with a few drops of water, high-traffic areas where spills, drops and pools can occur, are especially risky.