Over 10,000 employees suffer a major injury as a result of a slip or trip at work every year, some of which they never recover from.
Make sure you properly assess the risk to your workers and customers.
Things to consider in your risk assessment include:
- the condition of floors
- the working environment
- standards of housekeeping
- cleaning up spillages promptly
- staff awareness
- protective footwear.
Staff attitudes to risks and taking responsibility is as important as any physical controls, so ensure people clean up after themselves and deal with problems, not just step over the trip hazard or puddle of grease!