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Postby boffenl » Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:35 am

I think the bigger picture here is that people aren't taking crap anymore. Obviously the wet sidewalk caused this guy's TUMBLE. Should he have been near a handrail--would that have helped? Whatever...it was only when disabled people began suing for access that things changed in the US. I think it will be the same think here.

No longer can we just have pretty things--they must also WORK RIGHT. No more slippery tiles please.

PS I broke my wrist during my second week in SG--damned slippery tiles!

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:01 pm

boffenl wrote:I think the bigger picture here is that people aren't taking crap anymore. Obviously the wet sidewalk caused this guy's TUMBLE. Should he have been near a handrail--would that have helped? Whatever...it was only when disabled people began suing for access that things changed in the US. I think it will be the same think here.

No longer can we just have pretty things--they must also WORK RIGHT. No more slippery tiles please.

PS I broke my wrist during my second week in SG--damned slippery tiles!


chicken and egg .. when the walkways were bland, Singaporeans complained that the floors are so crappy .. Town council does the best, and lay slippery tiles (ok, slippery and the entertainment factor is a side benefit .. ) and then the Citizens go up in arms saying "we want nice, but not slippery .. "

Now towncouncil will remove the lot .. (like they did in an area near mine .. laid square inter-locking concrete blocks for temporary parking area, found something wrong, and then ripped 'em out and concrete surfaced .. and then found that makes too much noise when cars negotiate waking up the neighbour, and now back to "GRASS AND GREEN" bare finish :D )

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Postby Tigerslayer » Wed, 10 Aug 2011 9:51 pm

I disagree with anything dangerous that you can't avoid by simply looking where you are going (Tiled Pathway)

But I so hope that Singapore does not get started on a whole Health and Saftey downward spiral like many other nations.

I rather walk into a misplaced tree than suddenly be unable to move without some kind of cushioning, or sign advising me exactly how I should go about my day.

Worse still the need for 100 different types of approval before anything gets done...

Look at USA / UK its a society of litigators :?

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 10 Aug 2011 9:53 pm

Tigerslayer wrote:I disagree with anything dangerous that you can't avoid by simply looking where you are going (Tiled Pathway)


That's the caveat--I look at where I'm stepping and I still slipped--while wearing anti-slip soled shoes! I disagree with litigations too but a little common sense from the designers would have been greatly appreciated.

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Postby hougangpeterlee » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 8:21 pm

boffenl wrote:I think the bigger picture here is that people aren't taking crap anymore. Obviously the wet sidewalk caused this guy's TUMBLE. Should he have been near a handrail--would that have helped? Whatever...it was only when disabled people began suing for access that things changed in the US. I think it will be the same think here.

No longer can we just have pretty things--they must also WORK RIGHT. No more slippery tiles please.

PS I broke my wrist during my second week in SG--damned slippery tiles!


My greatest sympathies indeed. Most pavements are indeed tiled and the tiles are indeed slippery, most Singaporeans have broken a bone or two because of them. This has nothing to do with taking common sense precautions and the fault lies entirely with the designers, not you.

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Postby Tigerslayer » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 9:39 pm

The stairs and pathway into the building where I work has finished renovation this week and they put tiles.

Not only this though but they put the tiles in random places so its like dodging through a mine field... Not looking forward to the next time it rains!!! :x

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Postby Brah » Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:22 pm

Think that's bad, they redid all the tiles around our condo's pool with slippery polished surface stuff.

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Slippery Tiles

Postby rcamoro » Thu, 15 Sep 2011 6:11 am

They should have use pebble tiles for walkways. Choose the rugged types for rainy environment.
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Sep 2011 6:48 am

rcamoro wrote:They should have use pebble tiles for walkways. Choose the rugged types for rainy environment.


I believe that is what they call a spam-Fail.

Good one! :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Sep 2011 7:00 am

:lol: :cool:

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 6:02 pm

Haha, it's timely you bring this up again because I've just started importing anti-slip sheet/stair edging from Europe because of exactly the nature of the environment here and the fact H&S is beginning to get a grip.

Whilst at the moment the biggest movement is the 'Fall from Heights' brigade...... I believe my time will come :P
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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 6:16 pm

Trying to grow a tail and learn how to brachiate... still long way to go until I master it. :(

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Re: Slippery Tiles

Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 6:29 pm

JR8 wrote:
rcamoro wrote:They should have use pebble tiles for walkways. Choose the rugged types for rainy environment.


I believe that is what they call a spam-Fail.

Good one! :lol:

Ha Ha Ha! After waiting over a year since since signing up before unleashing a spam blast, they cocked it up. :oops!:

Hey Nak, can you just remind us again how you fell about smooth tiles in the wet? :mrgreen:
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Re: Slippery Tiles

Postby nakatago » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 9:16 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:
rcamoro wrote:They should have use pebble tiles for walkways. Choose the rugged types for rainy environment.


I believe that is what they call a spam-Fail.

Good one! :lol:

Ha Ha Ha! After waiting over a year since since signing up before unleashing a spam blast, they cocked it up. :oops!:

Hey Nak, can you just remind us again how you fell about smooth tiles in the wet? :mrgreen:


What I want to do:

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and I didn't fall. I apparently have good reflexes and balance.

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Re: Slippery Tiles

Postby the lynx » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 9:30 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:
rcamoro wrote:They should have use pebble tiles for walkways. Choose the rugged types for rainy environment.


I believe that is what they call a spam-Fail.

Good one! :lol:

Ha Ha Ha! After waiting over a year since since signing up before unleashing a spam blast, they cocked it up. :oops!:

Hey Nak, can you just remind us again how you fell about smooth tiles in the wet? :mrgreen:


Ahem that post was a year ago. The spammer posted on the same day he signed up.

Anyway that's not important.

One of our managers slipped on wet tiles right outside the lobby this afternoon after the heavy downpour. Quite a bad fall (someone had to send her to see a doctor). She happens to be the one who has been lobbying to have them replaced with something non-slip but the manager in-charge dismissed that few times.

:popcorn: :office politics:


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