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.
These cover all aspects of the workplace, including a requirement that floors are suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions.
Visit the HSE site for Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 places the general duty on you to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all your employees.
To achieve this you need to provide adequate
It also places duties on employees to take reasonable care of their own safety and that of others. They must cooperate with their employer to help them meet their legal obligations.
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 state you must assess the risks to employees and make arrangements for their health and safety by effective
Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 place duties on you to protect your employees from the risk of injury in the workplace. This includes a requirement to provide and ensure the correct use of suitable personal protective equipment. This could include footwear if required.
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