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Floor at Aberdeen railways station to be replaced

ScotRail has admitted that the floor at Aberdeen railway station is a safety hazard because it is too slippy and is a danger to rail travellers. As a result, it intends to replace the floors to something more suitable.

At a meeting with politicians from Aberdeenshire, Alex Hynes, the managing director of ScotRail Alliance said:

“We’re going to replace the floor because it’s actually non-compliant with the latest standard.”

ScotRail does not have figures on how many people have slipped on the station floor. However, replacing the floor is part of a £16 million station refurbishment.

Many floors were installed in public places many years ago when there was less concern about health and safety and these floors may now be a slip hazard. The Health and Safety Executive guidance says that people should be able to move safely on floors without the risk of slipping.

There are several companies that specialise in slip testing that can make sure that areas are compliant with current health and safety regulations. If floors fail the slip test because they are not rough enough, like the Aberdeen station floor, they need to be replaced by non-slip flooring.

If floors in Cheshire commercial buildings are slippy and someone injures themselves, they could claim compensation. Older people, in particular, are in danger of suffering serious injuries from slips. Businesses that supply contract flooring in Cheshire have a range of non-slip flooring that can replace slippy floors to make them safe for workers and members of the public to walk on risk-free.

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