Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019 is held on May 17th.
Get your free Slips, trips and falls downloadable poster
Slips, trips and falls are associated with more fatal and major injuries than any other kind of injury.
According to the HSE falls from height accounts for nearly three in ten fatal injuries to workers (41 out of 142). Slips, trips and falls combined, account for more than a third (36%) of employee injuries.
Download THSP’s slips, trips and falls poster here for free. It includes a useful checklist to help improve safety for you and your colleagues in your workplace.
Wear appropriate footwear
Make sure the footwear that you wear is suitable for the environment in which you are working. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies should be developed to set footwear standards.
Avoid creating obstacles in aisles and walkways
Keep floor surfaces consistent wherever possible as slips often happen due to differing levels of flooring. If this isn’t possible, identify hazards with colour changes or signage. Make regular workplace inspections, clear locations for materials and keep the workplace clutter free.
Reduce wet or slippery surfaces
Regular cleaning of paths and driveways will assist in keeping good grip on the surfaces. oils, greases and other spillages should be cleaned up immediately.
Create and maintain adequate lighting
Lighting may require improving. Access to work areas should be well lit and extra lighting may need to be installed.
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