Trip, Slip and Fall Hazards
Of all the health and safety dangers which are present in a place of work, trip and slip hazards are often the most preventable in terms of immediately rectifying or, more appropriately, not creating them in the first place. Whilst a lot of other dangers in a workplace would require a major re-design of a process or a costly and time consuming substitution of one hazardous substance for a safer alternative, slip and trip hazards are often a simple case of good housekeeping by not leaving things lying around or ensuring that surfaces are dry.
Although they are amongst the most preventable of accidents, slips, trips and falls are also some of the most common, and are the cause of many lost days as employees who are injured at work have to stay at home or recuperate in hospital. As far as companies are concerned, as well as the inconvenience and lost production caused by having people away from the workplace, they may also be hit with compensation claims. This can be a heavy price to pay, literally, for failing to perform simple tasks such as keeping a walkway unobstructed or ensuring a floor was dry for example.
The consequences on a person's health as a result of slipping, tripping or falling can range from nothing but minor embarrassment to broken bones or even death if the person was to hit their head on the floor or an object on the way down. Whilst anyone can suffer a serious injury from falling, there are groups who will be more at risk including the elderly who are more likely to break or fracture a bone, and pregnant women.
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: