Slips, Trips & Falls Introduction
In Australia common workplace injuries are caused by Slips, Trips and Falls. A Slip is when a loss of grip between the shoe and the floor occurs. Trips happen when a person’s foot hits a low obstacle in the person’s path, causing a loss of balance leading to a Fall.
Risk Minimisation in Your Workplace
Brady has a wide range of products that can help to reduce risks associated with Slips, Trips and Falls and prevent injuries in your workplace.
1. Identify Hazards
Complete a workplace safety inspection to identify and document hazards.
Poor housekeeping, ineffective workspace and
lack of safe working systems are common injury causes.
2. Assess The Risk
A number of contributing factors may exist in the work environment and affect the risk severity
Determine if the risk is High, Moderate or Low.
3. Risk Elimination & Control
Provide traction on slippery surfaces, install lighting and signage, warn of temporary hazards, remove trip dangers, apply coloured floor marking for surface changes and modify working systems to eliminate or control risks.
4. Maintain & Review Controls
Regular inspections of work areas and review of controls will ensure they remain effective and exposure to risks is reduced.