Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Training

This Slips, Trips and Falls programme is designed to ensure all staff understand why slips, trips and falls happen and what they can do to reduce this risk and avoid workplace accidents. It's IOSH approved and is one of our most popular courses to date!

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  • Understand and work towards compliance with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Safety Regulations 1992
  • Learn how to perform comprehensive risk assessments for slips, trips and falls
  • Learn about what your responsibilities are to ensure workplaces are free from hazards where possible

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

2,065 real user reviews

4.3 out of 5
very well laid out and informative

Good to refresh and reinforce safety in the workplace.

Easy to complete and clear to understand

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

Very well explained and easy to follow

Had no problems from beginning to the end of the course, well explained with clear instructions.

Too repetitive

There are far to many repetitive elements and I believe the course could be shortened in length. There is a lot of cross over with working at heights.

Simply and eloquently communicated

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

An interesting and informative update

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

no safer than i was at 7 years of age

really? what nonsense, a series of stupid questions about whether you can trip over water, slip on it, or if stairs are more hazardous than level floors.all companies need to reduce costs, and I suggest we save money by never doing stuff like this again.have a nice weekend.

Very engaing

I particularly enjoyed the reading the content, it was comprehensive and informative

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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