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Preventing Slips & Trips in the Workplace

Across industry lines, slips and trips repeatedly reign as the most common cause of workplace injury. In fact, slips and trips contribute to nearly 40 percent of total employee injuries in the UK each year.

Employers like you could suffer from lost productivity, lowered staff morale and hefty HSE prosecution costs following a slip and trip incident.

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The HSE publishes comprehensive statistics on workplace health and safety in the United Kingdom every year. This includes data on occupational fatalities and injuries, as well as statistics on work-related illness and enforcement.

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Nevertheless, you can implement these 5 simple solutions to help control slip and trip risks in your workplace and prevent costly on-site accidents:

This short video offers top tips to prevent slips and trips in the workplace….

Limit floor contamination

Be sure to utilise entrance matting, keep walkways clear of obstruction and design work tasks to minimise spillage risks.

Use proper cleaning methods

Ensure that your cleaning regimen is effective for the type of flooring you have. If a spillage does occur, remove it promptly with the appropriate cleaning solution and display safety signage over the area until it is completely dry.

Conduct regular maintenance

Consistently check for loose, damaged and worn flooring. Make flooring repairs and replacements as needed.

Require safe footwear

Provide employees with adequate personal protective equipment, such as slip-resistant footwear.

Consider organisational factors

Update existing work processes to limit rushing or overcrowding. These factors often contribute to slip and trip accidents.

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