Covered in this course


This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 Your Responsibilities
  2. 2 How to Avoid Slips and Trips
  3. 3 How to Avoid Falls
  4. 4 Slips, Trips and Falls Conclusion
Person laying on the floor after a fall - Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Training
Image of a graph showing the higher the likelihood and severity, the higher the risk associated with slips, trips and falls

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.

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

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

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

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.


This Slips, Trips and Falls training course is designed to give you all the information you need to effectively recognise and control the risks from slip, trip and fall hazards in your workplace.

This particular fall prevention programme is for everyone – employers, safety representatives and employees – because after all, anyone can have a workplace accident.

Taking around 30 minutes to complete, slips, trips and fall prevention training from iHASCO focuses attention on awareness, prevention and personal responsibility; as well as providing a clear step by step outline of how to identify and endeavour to minimise this kind of risk in a variety of work environments.

This course also looks at how to perform a comprehensive risk assessment for slips, trips and falls, and at the steps involved in putting appropriate measures in place to help prevent this kind of accident occurring.

Slips, trips and falls can cause serious injury and can even lead to death. It is believed that around 15% of workplace deaths are due to slips, trips and falls - Learn your responsibilities, preventative measures and make your workplace a safer one with this 30-minute e-learning course. 

This independently approved IOSH Course can be used in conjunction with our Spill Kit Training. 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Training

Presented by

Keith Wickham

The importance of Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Slips, Trips & Falls Training 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 and Falls Prevention Training 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.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Slips, Trips & Falls Prevention Certificate

2,103 real user reviews

4.3 out of 5
Trips Stats

I got two statistics questions wrong. I do not believe I need to know the percentage of major injuries caused by trips is 69% or 75% or whatever. What is essential is that I appreciate the inherent danger in trips and the likely consequences.

Very good course

Enjoyed doing this one the videos were short and to the point didn't get boring.

Good videos and details.

Very well explained and great video footage.

Another Good Course

Another good course.One minor, constructive comment - the question relating to 50% of all accidents if this is answered incorrectly the link taking you back to the course links to the wrong part of the course when I undertook it. It was mentioned in the introduction (which I clearly did not digest! 😊 )Otherwise - all good....

Very Good

Really enjoyed the training

Easy to understand

Informative and easy to use

easy to follow

Simple steps and largely common sense but useful none the less

Very well explained and lots of informat

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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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