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    Exclamation Decking - slippery when wet

    Our communal parts are covered in decking which gets very slippery when wet or icy, so much so that one resident has already broken a leg after falling, and the posties are threatening to stop deliveries.

    The leaseholder and the management company don't see this as a problem, as that's what we've got the insurance for... But us residents want to do something to prevent any further incidents. It's mainly a problem in the winter with ice, not a huge problem with just rain, I'd say.

    So, has anybody had this problem successfully resolved in their properties, or can anybody suggest any practical and not-too-silly solutions?


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    Default Re: Decking - slippery when wet

    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo rosso View Post

    The leaseholder and the management company don't see this as a problem, as that's what we've got the insurance for..
    Cobblers

    'Duty of care'
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    Quote Originally Posted by moth View Post
    Cobblers

    'Duty of care'

    Cobblers - look where you're going. Everything gets slippery when wet or icy

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfitter View Post
    Cobblers - look where you're going. Everything gets slippery when wet or icy
    Page 2 of the SHEQ handbook. My office, Monday
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveD View Post
    Quite right

    Donoghue vs Stevenson 1932

    'Duty of care exists' and if that 'Duty of care' is breached leading to damage or harm.

    Negligence ( civil tort ) = lots of money paid out to people
    You an ambulance chaser ?

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    Default Re: Decking - slippery when wet

    You can buy a paint like product that's specifically designed for decking etc. Solves the problemo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moth View Post
    Cobblers

    'Duty of care'
    Exactly. That's what we, including a resident who just happens to be a lawyer, told the guy from the management company who's responsible for our property.

    He thinks it'll be enough to put up notices, but we want to make sure people don't slip, as not only will our insurance premium go up but it might have serious health consequences for anybody who breaks bones.

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    Buy the stuff, apply it and invoice the property management company for labour and materials. They don't pay, take them to small claims court.

    Everything you never wanted to know about anti-skid coating.

    Non-skid Deck Coatings (Catalog Page & Prices)

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    Where there's blame, there's a claim!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    Where there's blame, there's a claim!
    No win, No fee !

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    Some daft old bat stood right on a petri dish in the cold room. It was dark, what with the light being busted. She landed on her head.

    Anyway, H&S nazi woman had a big meeting and said "How can we stop this happening again?"

    "Fix the light!"

    "Yes, we could, but that sounds more like a symptom......."

    I've never seen anyone so powerfully and silently hated by so many people simultaneously. I said "Put a sign up!". Some people laughed.

    They put a sign up, light still doesn't work.

    Anyway.....we put a load of that skateboard grip tape stuff down (not yer actual skateboard stuff but- y'know). That works. Looks like shit, but works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Rooty Tooty View Post
    Anyway.....we put a load of that skateboard grip tape stuff down (not yer actual skateboard stuff but- y'know). That works. Looks like shit, but works.
    Yeah, recently all the kitchen floors at my place of work had that griptape stuff layed down. Looks like shit in super modern kitchens but apparently it was some health and safety thing.

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    I don't think we want the place to look like shit, but the Cuprinol should be easy enough to apply and not noticeable.

    That scarily bad US site had loads of interesting stuff, too, but the postage would probably be silly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moth View Post
    Page 2 of the SHEQ handbook. My office, Monday
    We have a SHEQ handbook?

    After a couple of weeks Primary fitting you can walk on oil nae bother

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