Slips, trips and falls Advice


The main causes of slips, trips and falls in the workplace are:

  • Uneven floor surfaces or changes in levels
  • Unsuitable floor coverings
  • Wet floors
  • Poor housekeeping or trailing cables
  • Poor lighting


Your aims

Employers have a duty to make sure they protect people in the workplace from the risks of slips, trips and falls but everyone can help to avoid such accidents. Reducing the risks is usually easy, costs little or no money and often has other benefits.


Slips and trips are the most common of workplace hazards and make up over a third of all major injuries. Over 10,000 workers suffered serious injury because of a slip or trip last year.

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