The platform at the weight club gym here at school is hella slippery. What's the deal? Does it have a coat of wax on it, or why is it like that? I've tried sweeping it but that doesn't help. Is there something you're supposed to do, or not do, to keep the platform in good working order?
Have a wet towel ready on the ground, before pulling. Dampen your feet right before you are ready to go. Shuffle your feet on the ground to get rid of 'excess' water to maximize friction. Get to work.
Theres this pad type thing, kinda like a lint remover roller, in pad form. Its sticky, and you can peel one layer off after another.
My school has it for basketball players during games.