How to Reduce Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace
The complete guide to reducing slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
Slips, trips and falls are one of the biggest causes of serious accident claims in Australia. As an employer, it's your responsibility to avoid them! Causes of slip and fall accidents include poorly organised workstations and inadequate PPE, but even minor spills can cause serious injury.
That's why we have created this comprehensive guide on how to reduce slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Print the images below and stick them in your workstation as a constant reminder that slips, trips and falls are avoidable.
Precautions to reduce slips, trips and falls
There are 3 main categories of prevention: things you add, things you remove and things you remember. Removing hazards is particularly important because out-of-place items are a leading cause of trip accidents in the workplace.
Removing hazards is everyone's responsibility, but it's on you as an employer to provide adequate training and safety precautions. Whether that's PPE, non slip matting or a dedicated seminar depends on your industry. But, it's up to a business to provide a safe workplace.
More ways to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls
Preventing slips, trips and falls is more than just a 3-step process. To maintain a clear workspace, you need to be responsible for constant safety checks. That might mean hiring a dedicated health and safety officer, or it might be going through a checklist each day.
Different companies have different capabilities, especially in terms of resources. But even small business owners are responsible for keeping their workers safe.
Below is a more detailed summary of the methods you can use to reduce slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
The best accident prevention depends on your business, team, and job role. We always want to help educate Australian businesses on how to keep their employees and customers safe. So, we hope you find these resources useful.
If you have more questions, or you want some more personalised advice, our matxperts are on hand with all the answers. As always, you can get in touch using the chat function below or by calling 1300 628 746.
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