Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls are the most common workplace hazards and make up over a third of all major injuries.
In the UK alone over 10,000 workers suffer serious injury every year because of a slip, trip or fall. The main reasons for slips / trips / falls are: obstacles and contamination, people, flooring, the environment and footwear. The first three can be helped by proper maintenance, cleaning, slip protection and training. Footwear can be carefully specified and used at all times.
Although environmental factors such as lighting, loud or unfamiliar noises, weather, humidity, condensation, etc can’t always be changed or removed, our work practices or risk assessments should take them into account.
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