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Slips and Trips

Summary

Slips and trips are among the most common causes of accidents and injury in the workplace.

It doesn't just affect staff but also students, visitors and contractors.

Some of the common causes of slips and trips are:

  • Damaged or uneven floor surfaces
  • Spillages - liquid, grease
  • Trailing cables
  • Poor housekeeping

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has some useful documents on slip and trip hazards along with ways of preventing slips and trips or reducing the risks.

 http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/index.htm

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