Slip warning signs up - but you still go down
A patron who slipped and injured herself at a well known Bondi hotel, was recently awarded almost $300,000 in damages, even though there was a “slippery when wet sign” present.
“Most companies we deal with think that their Duty Of Care is observed if a simple sign is present, however in reality, the law thinks differently and that can cost you dearly,” Jen Barnes of MagicGrip says.
Court cases like the Bondi example are becoming more frequent. This is why MagicGrip work with clients to ensure their Duty Of Care compliance.
“If pedestrian surfaces have been treated to meet or surpass the relevant Australian Standards, you’re covered – even while it’s wet or being cleaned,” Barnes explains.