Bath mats – prevent slips and falls

Bathtub

We are very proud of achieving our Quality Accredited Agency status by Visit England, and as a result, we have a close working relationship with them and in particular their assessors.

We have recently heard that there seems to be a trend for attempting to claim for slips/trips in the bath; the Visit England Assessments team have been made aware of five cases over the winter.

It is therefore very much worth considering a belt and braces approach by ensuring that all properties are providing non-slip bath mats regardless of the bath or shower surface.

Bath mats are a great way to ensure safety in the bathroom. Placing a rubber bath mat in the shower or bath, and a non-slip bath mat on the bathroom floor to step out onto will go a long way towards reducing the likelihood of slips, trips and falls.

The bath floor can be slippery at times and a person can quite easily lose their footing which could lead to a fall and possibly a serious injury. Bath mats offer a simple, affordable solution to the problem by covering up that slippery surface.

There are a wide variety of bath mats available to suit all shapes and sizes of bathroom suite; and remember to get a spare for a mid-season change.

Alison Sargent
Property Manager