Common slip, trip and fall hazards and precautions you can take to prevent these
People must be able to move around the workplace safely. Slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of accidents and injury at work.
Visitors may also be at risk, both inside and outside premises under your control.
Use the links below to find information on common slip, trip and fall hazards and how to assess these. You will also find resources and precautions you can take to prevent slips, trips and falls and your legal duties.
Most slips and trips are caused by
When considering areas in your workplace that could cause a hazard remember to take into account
The best way to get to find out what the risks are in your organisation and what you can do to address these is by discussing issues with staff and by performing a risk assessment.
Find out how to carry out a risk assessment
The SAT is a useful tool developed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that helps you assess the slip potential of pedestrian walkway surfaces.
Visit the HSE site to use the SAT
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