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Why are Slips, Trips & Falls still responsible for 31% of workplace injuries?

The cost of Slips, Trips & Falls to UK businesses

Did you know that slips, trips and falls are responsible for 31% of non-fatal injuries in the workplace and cost UK business over £512m each year? The latest statistics from the HSE show that slips, trips and falls cause more accidents in the workplace than handling, lifting, carrying and acts of violence combined. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK are suffering needlessly and it's clear to see the need for effective Slips, Trips and Falls Training to be given to staff who are more at risk of these hazards. 

Effective Slips, Trips and Falls Training doesn't have to be expensive, time-consuming or boring! Just ask us for a free trial of our course below and you can see just how simple sorting your training out with iHASCO really is!

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Our Slips, Trips and Falls Training is one of our most popular courses and we've helped over 200,000 people become more aware of slips, trips and falls in the workplace, accumulating over 2,000-course reviews in the process! Check out just a few of them below... 

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This course explained and helped me to understand how to keep safe at work, at home and out and about.

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This training has helped me to improve my understanding of the causes of slips, trips and falls, show me how to spot hazards and what to do.

Elaheh Rambarzini

Who is more likely to be at risk from slips, trips and falls? 

It's important to understand that everyone in a workplace is at risk of a slip, trip or a fall - anyone can have a workplace accident. Even visitors to the workplace may also be at risk and when they are in your workplace, you are responsible for their safety. However, certain job roles can put staff at more risk of having a slip, trip or a fall including: 

  • Cleaning staff (more susceptible to slips and trips) 
  • Those who regularly use ladders or stools (more likely to have a fall) 
  • Those who regularly lift as part of their jobs (more likely to trip, resulting in a fall)

What are common hazards and how can I prevent them from causing harm?

  • Poor lighting - make sure that workplaces are well lit and emergency exits also have good lighting
  • Loose or trailing cables - Make sure these are hidden or use cable ties to keep them away from walkways
  • Uneven or damaged floor surfaces - Promote a culture of 'see it, report it' and act upon these things asap. Try to use signage to stop people from walking on the surface temporarily. 
  • Slippery floor surfaces - Clean immediately and use wet floor signs to divert people around the surface. 
  • Incorrect use of ladders/stools - Train staff on how to use ladders and stools correctly and encourage staff only to use them if absolutely necessary. 

As an employer, it's important that if you have an accident or a near miss, you report it to your employer promptly. They can use this information to prevent future accidents. You should also report any spillages, damaged floors. 

Something that is often overlooked is tidiness of peoples workstations. Keeping your workstation tidy can prevent slips and trips. 

What can employers do to prevent slips, trips and falls?

Health & Safety risks in the workplace must always be managed. Carrying out risk assessments are a good first step in the process, they help you to take sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace. Think about how accidents could happen, who might be harmed and what you can do to prevent this from happening. You can do this by: 

  • Asking your employees directly what they think the hazards might be, they may also have some good ideas on how to prevent the potential hazards from happening. 
  • Using an online risk assessment tool to speed things up. 

Practical steps for employers to prevent slips, trips and falls include: 

  • Use the right cleaning methods for the type of floors you have and have effective arrangements for both routine cleaning and dealing with spills.
  • Consider if your flooring is right for the type of work and check for loose or damaged floor
  • Give your staff the right footwear for the job 

Why is Slips, Trips and Falls Training so important? 

Slips, Trips and Falls Training provides a great way of spreading crucial awareness of the dangers and hazards associated with slips, trips and falls. By completing training, employers will become more aware of their own responsibilities when it comes to preventing slips, trips and falls, thus creating a much safer working environment. 

What makes our training the best around? 

Our interactive, video-based Slips, Trips and Falls training keeps learners engaged throughout and can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, on any device. Our course looks at how to perform a comprehensive risk assessment, teaches you about your responsibilities and ultimately, how to avoid slips, trips and falls. It's much more than a 'box-ticking' exercise, it not only engages the learner but will also provoke a positive behavioural change.

Remember, you can get started with a free, no-obligation trial at any time...

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