Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents, for example falls from height.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers, to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone who may be affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks.
There are many ways to train staff in the prevention of trips, slips and falls. You can get your employees to carry out an online slips and trips course, or carryout a risk assessment, and distribute the risk assessment to your employees and record as a tool box talk. Construction workers will still trip and fall so regular tool box talks, good housekeeping, will help to reduce the risk of your workforce from becoming another statistic.
The cost to preventing slips trip and falls is often cost effective and simple.
Click on the button below to view a typical slip trip and falls risk assessment. Once viewed carry out your own site-specific risk assessment.