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Arm subsidiary SeeChange Technologies and Ocucon, a Newcastle-based technology company, have jointly released SpillDetect, the world’s first system for detecting clear and non-clear liquid spills. SpillDetect combines existing CCTV cameras with advanced computer vision algorithms to identify and report liquid spills as they appear, providing a vital early warning to facility staff, and consequently reducing accidents.

Accidents from slips and trips on the rise in retail stores

The Health & Safety Executive reports that 71% of all trips and slips are avoidable and account for 36% of all emergency department visits. Individual claims range from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of pounds, leading to claims management specialists actively targeting businesses. Reputational damage for supermarkets in particular can be significant, with consequences reaching far beyond the initial financial liability. Slip prevention in retail stores is the initial...

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