Supermarket Slippery Surfaces

By: Atty. Gabriel Cosh

The important thing in the transformation of our system of economic efficiency today is that almost all our needs and wants are being sufficed by readily available and accessible sources of goods and services. Despite man’s growing insatiable needs and wants, our economic system finds a way of allocating resources properly to achieve the goal of answering to these demands of people in society.

Supermarkets and convenient stores are only some of the available sources of these products that would address man’s daily needs and wants. They have been so convenient and available in fact that almost all products ranging from your day to day food products to your tools for plumbing or spare parts for your cars are available in such stores. The business of establishing supermarkets has indeed become a growing business venture, and a successful one at that. A business entrepreneur could never go wrong in the establishment of a supermarket because of the strong demand by the public on the products offered by it.

Supermarkets have been sprouting like mushrooms everywhere. The important part though to consider whenever an establishment such as a supermarket has been constructed is that it is a constant invitation to people in the vicinity, it operates as a public ground where people from all walks of life actually frequents the area either to buy their daily needs or just to go and do window shopping. But notwithstanding the reason why an individual is inside a supermarket still there are certain safety precautions that must be exercised by the owners of the establishment, and this level of care applies to all regardless of whether they are customers of the supermarket, or just mere passers-by.

Slip and fall injuries have been a common sight in supermarkets. A lady wearing flat sandals going about her daily chores of finding the product that would answer her needs can suddenly fall to the ground with a strong impact because of slippery flooring, is only one vivid picture of a slip and fall injury happening in the supermarkets. The fact that slip and fall injuries are inevitable in supermarkets is really due to the fact that with the variety of products being sold therein and with the volume of customers who walk to and from the area make supermarket environments prone to such ill fated scenarios. Supermarket owners have the duty of care in making sure that their vicinity is safe from such occurrences.


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