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A Safe and Slip Free Winter with Handi-Treads

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on Monday, 10 December 2012
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With the wintry season on the horizon, it’s time again to think about keeping the family safe from injuries.  With the combined rising costs of, it may be time to think outside the box.

Fortunately, there is a solution already in play for homeowners concerned about safety and preventable bumps and bruises.

Non slip treads are what they are call the solution to preventing slips, trips, and falls.  Manufactured by Handi-Ramp in Libertyville IL, a suburb of Chicago, these treads are designed to be mounted on any surface leading to the front door, back porch, or other entrances.


According to a statement by Handi-Ramp, the treads, which are made from 100% aluminum, will never rust or corrode when subjected to the harshest weather, should reduce or eliminate your need for salting.  Unlike non slip grit tape and grip paint, treads will not need to be replaced every couple months due to wear and tear.  It may also be good to point out that treads feature a lifetime residential warranty for those locations with heavy foot traffic.

One of the many statistics cites that slip and falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits each year, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%), and of those 8 million, 22% of slip/fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days away from work.

What is the most serious injury after a fall?  Hip fractures.  They account for 5% of the people who experience a slip and fall.  But the home is not the only place where people fall.  It happens in nursing homes too.  Hip fractures account for 40% of the number of nursing home admissions and are the sixth leading cause of death among people aged 70 years or older.

Falls can be prevented, and it does not have to cost an arm and a leg to do so. 

Handi-Ramp makes sure of that. 

Months of research and product development went into the design and structure of each style of treads.  Currently, they stock daily seven different options to choose from.

But it does not stop there.  Handi-Ramp also manufactures treads to fit every imaginable, situation.  Just recently an installation for the DuPage County Forest Preserve was completed.  The project entailed 492 custom treads, each 114” long, 3.75” wide.  Pictures can be seen on their Facebook page (link here).

The number of falls each winter can be reduced or prevented with Handi-Ramps products.  Call 800-876-7267 to see if treads can help you, or visit www.handiramp.com

 

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