Slips and Trips
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 and Safety at Work Regulations require employers to assess risks (including slip and trip risks) and, where necessary, take action to address them.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations require floors to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. People should be able to move around safely.
How do you Control the risk of slips and trips in the workplace?
At Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing we focus on the risks that really matter. Generally straightforward measures can easily control the risk of slips and trips, such as ensuring spillages are cleaned up quickly or removing objects from a pedestrian route.
Epica Health, Safety & Wellbeing can help you and your team develop risk assessments relevant to your company, activities and personnel.Â Take a look through the type of services we can offer you.
The aim is to provide supervisors and employees with fundamental knowledge and understanding of the risk assessment process.Â This will help you to protect your staff and business, as well as comply with the law.