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Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of major injuries in the workplace. They account for around a third of all reported major injuries. The majority of slip injuries can be contributed to wet or contaminated floors and trips to poor housekeeping.
Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Clean up spills or contamination from floors immediately.
  • While the floor is wet cordon off the area.
  • Use of safety signage until completely dry.
  • Provide entrance matting to reduce water egress into the building.
  • Treat external walk ways during Icy weather conditions.
  •  Do not let fallen leaves build up.
  • Clean slippery floors with the appropriate cleaning chemical.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping.
  • Keep walkways clear and unobstructed.
  • Beware of trailing cables.
  • Prevent trips by maintenance of damaged and unsuitable floor surfaces.
  • Floor surface should have sufficient grip.
  • Ensure matting edges do not lift.
  • Staircases and walkways should be fully illuminated.
  • Beware of changes in level.
  • Provide a visual warning for changes in level.
  • Provide handrails where there are changes in level.
  • Ensure your vision is not impaired when carrying bulky or heavy items.
  • Beware of uneven ground.
  • Check ladders, step ladder are in a good state of repair before use.
  • Do not over reach when working at height.
  • Ensure appropriate footwear is worn.


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Slip and Fall, Trips and Falls