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.
Measures to deal with the risk of slips, trips and falls are often very straight forward to implement. For example you can make sure floor coverings are suitable and adequate cleaning and maintenance systems are in place.
Basic housekeeping is often the simplest way to reduce the risk.
There are actions you and your workers can take to make your workplace safer.
Other actions you can take include
You can find out more about preventing slips, trips and falls on the HSE site.
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