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Tips on Preventing Slips and Trips in the Workplace

With slips and trips accounting for the loss of an estimated 1.3 million working days annually, implementing measures to prevent slips and trips in the workplace can be a simple process with huge potential benefits.

Risk Assessment

  • Identify potential risks and areas of risk
  • Identify the source of the risk
  • Consult with employees as to potential risks and danger areas (and again about measures to be taken)

Practical Steps

  • Entrance matting to absorb any liquid, mud or dirt from outside
  • Repair any leaks
  • Take measures to minimise spillages
  • Plan traffic routes to avoid potential danger areas
  • Implement appropriate cleaning or tidy up measures (cleaning up spills promptly, sufficient cleaning rota etc.)
  • Apply appropriate matting or flooring to potential hazardous areas
  • Make sure walkways have no obstructions
  • Maintain the flooring (repair if necessary)
  • Provide the correct footwear for employees regarding their environment