Slips and Trips
HSL is to run a 1 day course on Slips and Trips.
26 June 2013
Slips and trips are the leading cause of major injuries in the
workplace. Despite the traditional perception that slips and trips
are funny, or something to be embarrassed about, many of these
accidents have very serious and costly consequences for both the
individuals concerned and the company they work for.
One of the biggest problems when addressing slip and trip
accidents in the workplace is the amount of misinformation in the
public domain. Knowing where to go for reliable information and
understanding which test methods provide useful results is key to
tackling the causes of slips and trips.
In many cases simple solutions can have a significant effect on
the incidence of slip and trip accidents.
The course will include:
- Why tackling slips and trips is important to all
- The slip potential model
- Characterising flooring, which tests work, which don't and
- The role of contamination in slip accidents and the effect that
good and bad cleaning techniques can have on slips;
- The role footwear can play in reducing slip accidents and the
pitfalls of selecting appropriate products;
- The importance of good design including stairs.
Who should attend?
Anyone who is involved in managing slips and trips, particularly
those responsible for selecting flooring or footwear in their
business. Employees involved in critical operations such as
The course can also be tailored to suit all
businesses and employees.
The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International
The price cost of the course is £375 per person (includes
course notes, lunch and refreshments).
Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date.
For further information email: email@example.com
or contact the Training Unit at HSL directly on 01298 218806.
hotels in the Buxton area can be found at
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