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Enabling a better Working World

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Falls Prevention

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of accidents in the workplace and resulted in over 10,000 major injuries last year. These injuries can be devastating for the individual involved and generate a huge financial burden on industry from injury claims and working days lost. Our understanding of flooring, footware and human behaviour means that we can reduce slip and trip accidents considerably. Typically, businesses who work with us reduce their number of slips and trips by over 50%, meaning reduced business downtime and greater productivity. We have provided slip and trip solutions to range of global companies.

 

Our falls prevention team has over 40 years' combined experience helping industry to understand and minimise the risk of slips and trips, researching the causes of slips and trips, and investigating accidents.

 

How can we help?

  • Advise you on managing risks on the floor surface you have
  • Recommend the best footwear, flooring or combination of both for the job and working environment
  • Carry out risk assessments, such as slip risks and risk of falls from stairs or vehicles
  • Assess the slip resistance of footware, including for product development and specification
  • Evaluate the slipperiness of flooring
  • Guidance on the design of new stairs, or identify improvement to existing stairs, to reduce the risk of falls
  • Evaluate cleaning regimes to minimise slip risks

 

We also offer tailored training to fit your needs and have delivered many successful programmes.

 

 

Contact us

To discuss falls prevention please contact:

Rob Shaw +44(0)1298 218339 or email robert.shaw@hsl.gsi.gov.uk

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