Don't wait for someone to slip, act now!
From 1998 through 2004, Advanced Safety Products Company provided CleanGrip® Anti-Slip Cleaner® to Prime Hospitality Corporation to help them eliminate a sizable percentage of slip/fall claims, reduce their damages and exposure. Prime consisted of approximately 200 Hotel Properties branded as AmeriSuites and Wellesley Inn and Suites, the majority of which Prime either directly owned or directly managed. All 200 Properties were instructed, on a Bi-Annual basis, (every six months), to apply the CleanGrip® Anti-slip cleaner to each of their bathtubs. They were educated on how to apply the product utilizing an instruction sheet enclosed in each case, and the work was usually done through the Engineering Department. Additionally, ASP provided the property with an Audit Sheet on which the installer of the CleanGrip® records the date of application, the room number and his initials. This Audit Sheet is kept with the General Manager and serves as documentation for additional protection for the property. Each of these properties is comprised of various numbers of rooms ranging from 67 rooms to 427 rooms with the average size being about 125 rooms. Each room has a bathroom and a bathtub.
If each property has 125 rooms and on any average day, assuming about 70% occupancy, there is the potential for 17,500 bathroom slips to occur. In the course of one year approximately 6,387,500 (6.4 million) potential bathroom incidents may occur.
Data compiled (Zurich Insurance Loss Reports, available upon request) indicates how many slip/fall claims occur on a monthly basis. Since February 2004, the most recent reports in my possession, Zurich Insurance Company had handled approximately 6 bathroom related claims per month for Prime Hospitality Corporation. Some of these on closer inspection turned out to be trips, medical problems or circumstances other then a slip/fall. The average cost of a slip related injury exceeds $12,000. (Wausau Insurance), the average cost to defend a slip and fall lawsuit is $50,000 (National Food Service Industry).
These 72 claims, annualized, represent approximately .0011273% of the potential slips that could have occurred and an annual 71% decrease in claims from the programs’ inception. The application of CleanGrip®, on a regular Bi-Annual basis offers about 99.99887% protection from slip/fall claims.
According to Prime Hospitality, the 71% reduction in claims represented a savings of over $2,000,000 per year.