Slips, Trips and Falls
14 December 2023
Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of major injuries
in the workplace. These injuries can be devastating for the
individual involved and they generate a huge financial burden on
industry. The majority of workplace slips, trips and falls can be
prevented, often with simple inexpensive interventions.
This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips
and falls and will highlight successful interventions. The
course will consider the importance of appropriate floor surface
specification, good housekeeping, the role of footwear and the most
important characteristics of stair design.
Delegates will be provided with information which will help them
- Identify the causes of slips, trips and falls
- Know the most effective measures that can be taken to manage
- Understand how stair design characteristics can influence the
risk of falls
- Know the measures that can be taken to improve stair
What the course will cover
The course will look at the slip potential model to help
delegates understand why people slip. It will consider the
influence of floor surface characteristics, surface contaminants
and footwear. The course will also discuss the common causes
of trips and how to manage trip risk, as well as the influence of
stair design characteristics and how to improve stair safety. By
the end of the course, delegates will be able to identify examples
of good and bad practice.
Who should attend
This course is designed for anyone who is involved in managing
slips, trips and falls, particularly those responsible for
selecting flooring or footwear in their organisation. It is also
suitable for employees involved in operations relating to slips,
trips and falls, such as cleaning. Those interested in
understanding falls on stairs or have responsibility for managing
health and safety will also find this course useful.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of Buxton.
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links
to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£545 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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