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What is the Difference Between Slips, Trips, and Falls?

Difference between slips trips and falls

More often than not, we use the terms “slip”, “trip”, and “fall” interchangeably. But there are a number of differences between the three:

A “slip” is typically caused by a wet or slippery surface or spilled items. A “trip” is caused by an obstacle of some kind causing you to stumble. And a “fall” often happens as a result of either a slip or a trip. (more…)

Biggest Causes of Workplace Accidents in 2018

What Were The Biggest Causes of Accidents in 2018

Last year almost two thirds of workplace accidents were caused by just three types of hazards: manual handling, slips, trips and falls and being struck by an object. These are all relatively avoidable and given the correct training and equipment you can ensure that your team are not part of the statistics this year. (more…)

How To Reduce Slips, Trips and Falls

Reduce Slips, Trips and Falls

A slip, trip or fall in the workplace can lead to a serious injury or worse. 31% of non-fatal injuries in the UK in 2017/2018 were caused by slips, trips and falls. With 100 people dying from work-related incidents, the fight to reduce harm in the workplace continues. By reducing any potential hazards that lead to incidents in the work environment, you help lower the risk of accidents and injuries. (more…)

How Can You Protect Your Employees When There is Extreme Winter Weather?

Last week, the UK experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in recent years with many places seeing up to 10 inches of snow over the course of 24 hours!

This is probably not the last time we will face treacherous weather conditions this winter, so we should do what we can to ensure that we are prepared for snow, ice and other weather hazards so that workers are not putting themselves in danger on their way to and from work. (more…)

How Can You Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls at Work?

How Can You Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls In The Workplace?

Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries making up 37% of all accidents and resulting in approximately 50 deaths a year.

There are many precautions that can be put into place to prevent the chances of slips, trip and falls around the workplace which is typically caused by uneven floor surfaces, trailing cables and poor lighting. (more…)