Frequently asked questions
When temperature's drop below freezing, you should grit area's that are prone to icing over to prevent ice from forming. You should encourage diversion where possible as well as alerting employees to potentially hazardous areas. Additionally, if you put signs out to alert people you should remove them when the ice has melted; if they are always there then staff will begin to ignore them.
It is the employers or the designated 'responsible persons' responsibility to conduct risk assessments.
Any liquid spills can create a barrier between the floor and your shoes, therefore creating a possible slip hazard. Dropped foods can also cause the same hazard.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to balance the level of risk compared to the risk in terms of time and money. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks. Employers have a responsibility to care for the health and safety of their employees.