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Let's be careful about fall accidents doing shopping in store, commercial facilities!

Last update date February 26, 2020

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Let's be careful about fall accidents doing shopping in store, commercial facilities!
Shopping of ... December, Christmas, New Year holidays is ... with caution

845 accident information in store, commercial facilities of consumers is sent to Consumer Affairs Agency. Of these, more than 70% of 602 cases are fall accidents that happened by is slippery during shopping, tripping.
Consumers pay attention to wet floor, step and irregularities, steps such as product boxes placed in floor and surrounding during shopping and will prevent you from encountering fall accident. At coming time, it is that become frequent where we do shopping for Christmas and New Year holidays and is in particular to watch out.
More than 30% of fall accident suffers injuries one month or more during treatment period including bone fracture. When there was unexpected change in step and the neighborhood as it becomes old, the correspondence is apt to be late. As I received comment about the fall prevention from expert, let's refer to.
We asked trade group concerned for common knowledge to member so that consumers could make shopping into security to have you cooperated about consideration to security of which had brisk safe check and prompt safety measures and elderly person and obstacle and work.

During <shopping, here is careful!>
(1) We are careful about falling objects such as the water wet or vegetables of floor
Rain and store entrance of snowy day get floor wet. When it changes from mat to wet floor, we often slip particularly attention is necessary.
On neighboring floors such as fresh fish corner, frozen case, ice machine, case and ice getting wet may fall and become slippery.
Floor in front of side dish corner becomes dirty with oil of cooking and may become easy to glide.
At fruits and vegetables corner, vegetable parings may fall into floor and may slip when they stamped.

(2) We are careful about products and carts placed in step and floor of step
Entrance of road surface and restroom private room of the neighborhood of entrance of shop may become step.
We may trip on border of mat spread in entrance and sales floor section.
In small passage, attention is necessary for product box placed in products and floor where it stuck out of from shelf.

(3) We are careful about movement of cart for shopping cart and baggage conveying
Staff is conveying cart and product for baggage and may be clashed.

(4) We are careful about covers of road surface and manhole and gutter of parking lot
Irregularities may be on road surface of parking lot. In addition, cover of manhole and gutter may slip off. It may be hard to notice particularly at night.

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