Slips Trips & Falls
Train staff how to reduce the risk, to themselves and others from slips, trips and falls in the workplace
DURATION | 20 minutes
Slips Trips and Falls training | This course is designed to reduce the biggest cause of accidents in the workplace. Slips, trips and falls cause 10,000 injuries in UK workplaces each year. Thats 18% of all non-fatal injuries. Furthermore, it is estimated that Slips, trips & falls cost UK business £512 million per year.
The course aims to reduce the chance of slips, trips or fall accidents occurring in your workplace, by providing the required knowledge.
Key Learning Outcomes
- | Understand legislation relating to Slips trips & falls (STFs)
- | Know the most common STFs injuries
- | Understand the role of risk assessments
- | What causes slips and trips
- | How to prevent slips trips and falls
UNIT 1 | Legislation
UNIT 2 | Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
Perception of STFs
Statistics show slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces and they are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes, such as some machinery accidents, scalding and falls from height.
In 2015/16 according to RIDDOR reports there were over 72,500 non-fatal injuries to employees reported by employers (which only includes over-7-day injuries and specified injuries). A high proportion of these injuries originally occurred due a STF incident.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable, which means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the risk in terms of money, time or trouble. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks.
The management of Health & Safety at work regulations build on the HSWA to include a duty on employers to assess risks (including slip and trip risks) and take action where necessary.
Slips and Trips Certificate
Achieve 80% or more in the final quiz and you will be emailed your certificate. Purchase a posted version here.
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