No 2 cause of work stoppages in French hospitals 67% of institutions were affected. 7
In fact, even though non-slip floors are mandatory in healthcare facilities, accidents frequently occur. More than 4 out of 5 hospitals were affected by lost work time due to falls on the same level. Congestion by trolleys in the corridors, freshly cleaned floors, and a wet bathroom surface can all cause falls in the various departments, sometimes very serious ones.
In the operating theatre, surgeries may produce fluids – arthroscopic lavage, peritoneal lavage, intracavity lavage and wound irrigation, floor made slippery by the draining of hydro-alcoholic solution… – which can wet the floor and make it slippery.