Slip/Trip Management

The law requires floors to be suitable for the workplace and work activity, kept in good condition and kept free from obstructions. Also, people must be able to move around safely. It should be noted that the correct flooring installation may help with indirect risk such as exposure to noise, vibration, temperature and fatigue.

Reducing slip and trip hazards through good health and safety arrangements is therefore essential to business success. Effective solutions are often simple, cost effective and lead to many other benefits including increased productivity/profits, reduced civil claims exposure, subsequent insurance premiums, improved reputation etc.

The diagram below is the slip and trip potential model. The bubbles highlight the main factors that can play a part in the UK contributing to a slip or trip accident. One or more may play a part in any situation or accident.