Course Overview

This course covers the whole range of possible causes for slips, trips and falls in the workplace, how design and planning can help to avoid them, and the procedures to deal with them should they happen.
Personalised for various types of workplace and work environments, this course is particularly valuable for managers and supervisors who are responsible for the overall health and safety compliance of a company.

You will learn

  • Why slips and trips are a risk and how they can happen
  • The slip potential model
  • How contaminates affect slip resistance and the importance of controlling contamination
  • The role of cleaning techniques and materials in accident prevention
  • Understand and interpret technical data sheets
  • How to select suitable footwear and how to test and maintain it
  • Potential environmental factors and the range of interventions to minimise their impact
  • Understand the importance of a reporting system
  • The main causes of trips and identify simple interventions to reduce them
  • Outline how design choices impact on the creation and management of slip and trip hazards in the workplace
  • Understand how design and human factors can contribute to accidents on stairs
  • The latest relevant legislation
  • The hierarchy slips and trips prevention
  • How to conduct a risk assessment

Who is it for?

Roles including:
Health and Safety Manager
Health and Safety Supervisor