Covered in this course

The Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Training course is broken down into 4 sections.

1) Your Responsibilities

We are all responsible for ensuring our workplaces are as free from hazards as possible. In this section we look at how to prevent workplace accidents by taking responsibility, dealing with hazards, making them safe and knowing who to report dangers to.

Image of a graph showing the higher the likelihood and severity, the higher the risk associated with slips, trips and falls

2) How to Avoid Slips and Trips

Here we look at what slips and trips are and look at how to avoid such workplace accidents. We explain through video, graphics and images many of the potential dangers that may make a slip, a trip or a fall more likely to happen - including those to do with the environment, human factors and housekeeping.

A shoe in spilt liquid showing the directional risks of slips, trips and falls in the workplace

3) How to Avoid Falls

Nearly a third of all major fall injuries involve ladders. In this section we highlight the importance of always using the correct equipment and choosing the least dangerous option if you do need to increase your height. Step-by-step guides show you how to site and use step-ladders and ladders properly in order to avoid workplace accidents.

A figure showing the correct way to use ladders with hazard cones as part of slips, trips and falls training

4) Slips, Trips and Falls Conclusion

This training will have ensured a better understanding of why slips, trips and falls happen and shown you what falls prevention involves and how you can do to reduce the likelihood of workplace accidents happening. Here we remind you of your responsibility - see it sort it, if you can’t sort it – make it safe and report it. It’s the surest way of falls prevention and reducing the rate of workplace accidents.

A figure stood with a ladder and an angle of 75 degrees to follow best practices of slips, trips and falls training

Slips, Trips & Falls Prevention Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Slips, Trips & Falls Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Slips, Trips & Falls Prevention Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 2,045 real user reviews.

4.26 out of 5
It was good

This course very very good training course about ladder safety

Easy and clear to understand

No summary provided

Reminded me a lot

The online course was easy to follow and clear

Made me think

I have in the past, stood on a chair on wheels....won't do that again.

Tedious but necessary

Refreshes everyday awareness of potential hazards we start to ignore due to repetition.


Could be improved by the addition of amusing videos of people falling over, just to make it a little less mundane!

much more concise than previously

does what it says on the outside

Wise words to keep safe

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

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Legislations relating to Slips, Trips and Falls

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Section 12 - Conditions of floors and traffic routes) state that:

The floor, or surface of the traffic route, shall have no hole or slope, or be uneven or slippery so as to expose any person to a risk to his health and safety; [and] So far as is reasonably practicable, every floor in a workplace and the surface of every traffic route in a workplace shall be kept free from obstructions and from any article or substance which may cause a person to slip, trip or fall

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, Section 12 (2,3)

In line with the stipulations of the broader Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, that calls for adequate training and provisions for the health and safety of all employees, this kind of training ensures employers are fulfilling their duty to protect staff from avoidable accidents:

It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable -

i) the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees

ii) the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees;

iii) the provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 (1)
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