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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Responsibilities
  2. 2 Slips & Trips
  3. 3 Falls
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Both you and your employer have a legal obligation towards the health and safety of all workers, visitors, and members of the public who might be affected by the work being carried out – this includes preventing slips, trips, and falls. In this section, we will look at everyone's responsibilities, hazards and the accident book.

Slips and trips mapping

Slips and Trips are the most common cause of injury to employees in the workplace, but they also cause over half of all injuries to members of the public in open workplaces – like shops and hospitals. The rest of this section is all about slip and trip hazards and the responsibility you have to deal with them.

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Falls from height can be incredibly dangerous and are the leading cause of workplace fatalities. They’re also responsible for countless spinal injuries, broken bones, twisted ankles, sprains, and strains. In this section, we’re going to see what you need to do to stay safe when working at heights and using ladders. 

About this course

This IOSH Approved 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 slip and fall training 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 clear steps of how to identify and endeavour to minimise this kind of risk in a variety of work environments.

This slips, trips and falls training course also looks at the steps involved in putting appropriate measures in place to help prevent this kind of accident occurring.

The HSE report that around 29% of workplace injuries are due to slips, trips and falls (on same level) and falls from height accounting for 8%. In 2018/19 there for 40 deaths caused by falls from height. 

This Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention Training Course is one of our most popular courses and can be used in conjunction with our Spill Kit Training.

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

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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 questions 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

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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)

Safety in the Workplace

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stated that Statistics show slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces and they are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes, such as some machinery accidents, scalding and falls from height.

Important Slips, Trips and Falls Statistics: 

The following slip trip and falls stat is from HSE

Slip trips and falls made up 30% of 61,713 Employee non-fatal injuries reported by employers in 2021/22 (RIDDOR)

Why is it important to prevent slips and falls?

This shows that slips trips and falls training is important as it can result in substantial time off work. The more time off work the more money you lose. Also if the employee didn’t receive adequate training they may have the right to a liability claim, showing why it is important to give staff slip and fall training to all employees.

Having employees able to carry out a slips and trips risk assessment and able to identify potential hazards will keep your business safe from any penalties or consequences.

What does IOSH-accredited Slips Trips and Falls Training mean?

To become IOSH-approved, individuals or training providers need to undergo a certification process by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The specific certification required is called "IOSH Course Approval."

The process typically involves meeting certain criteria and guidelines set by IOSH This approval signifies that the course meets the standards set by IOSH and is recognized as a reliable and reputable training program in the field of occupational safety and health.

Case studies of Slips Trips and Falls

The following case studies are followed by NHS trusts to show examples of of how they have mitigated the risks from trips and falls. 

Adequate Footwear - An NHS trust decided to provide slip-resistant footwear for staff carrying out risks assessments in their kitchens. The footwear was chosen after extensive trailing. This saw slip and falls incidents reduce in the kitchen. The NHS trust used to see 4-5 slipping incidents a year but has since eradicated this. 

Cleaning - Managing wet floors and spillages - Health and safety managers at an NHS Trust identified an issue with spillage on their smooth vinyl floors. This saw ‘spill stations’ become introduced in the hospital and even a spills/slips awareness day was introduced to stress the importance of slips and falls prevention.

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