Approved by IIRSM
Slips, trips and falls account for almost a third of non-fatal injuries at work.
It is a widely held belief that with just a few minor changes to working practices and attitudes, this could be reduced significantly.
HSE releases Health and Safety at Work Summary statistics for Great Britain 2017 and Slips, Trips and Falls are the highest cause of injury in the workplace.
The HSE reports 609 000 estimated non-fatal injuries to workers according to self-reports from Labour Force Survey 2016
The main accident kind was reported as Slip, trips and falls on the same level at 29%, followed by lifting and handling at 22%.
This course will introduce you to some of the statistics relating to slips, trips and falls and dispel some of the myths surrounding them. It also touches on the law as it relates to slips, trips and falls. It contains real examples of where things have gone wrong and some practical steps that could have been taken to prevent these incidents. The course also covers some of the straightforward changes that can be made in most businesses to significantly reduce the risk of a slip, trip or fall incident occurring.
The final module takes this to the next level and looks at it from a management perspective.
Serious facts and the law, Slip hazards: Causes and Controls Trip Hazards: Causes and Controls, Management issues.
This course is approved by Approved IIRSM.