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In some workplaces, anti-slip flooring on its own will not be enough to reduce the risk of slips occurring to an acceptable level. Consequently, other measures must be taken to ensure that everyone is safe in the workplace. In most cases, this means that special slip-resistant footwear may also be required to be worn. Bear in mind that there are different types of anti-slip footwear, some of which may not be suitable for your workplace. Not all anti-slip shoes will be conducive to the type of flooring in your workplace, therefore it is advised to undertake a trial of the shoes before you commit to buying the product.

Footwear that is perhaps very effective in wet conditions might not be suitable in environments where there are food spillages. This may be due to the soles being of a design where contaminants can alter the size and shape of the soles, meaning its ability to act as anti-slip becomes compromised.


Choosing the correct shoe can take some time, and you need to take into account all aspects of it, from the soles to the heel, from the material it is made of to the comfort it affords to the user.