Health and Safety Advice

Best Practices for Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common causes of workplace injuries, and they can lead to lost time, increased absenteeism, and increased workers’ compensation claims. To prevent slips, trips, and falls in the workplace, it’s important to follow best practices that can help keep employees safe and healthy. Here are some tips to help prevent slips, trips, and falls in the workplace:

  1. Keep Walkways Clear: Keeping walkways clear of clutter, such as boxes and cables, can help prevent slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. This includes clearing a path to emergency exits and ensuring that there is adequate lighting in all areas.
  2. Use Non-Slip Surfaces: Using non-slip surfaces, such as mats and flooring, can help prevent slips and falls in the workplace. This is especially important in areas where water or other liquids are present.
  3. Wear Appropriate Footwear: Wearing appropriate footwear can help prevent slips and falls in the workplace. This includes wearing shoes with non-slip soles and closed toes, and avoiding high heels or loose-fitting shoes.
  4. Address Spills Quickly: Addressing spills quickly can help prevent slips and falls in the workplace. This includes cleaning up spills immediately, placing warning signs, and ensuring that employees know how to report spills.
  5. Improve Lighting: Improving lighting in the workplace can help prevent slips, trips, and falls. This includes installing adequate lighting in all areas, especially in areas where there are shadows or dim lighting.
  6. Train employees on safe practices: Proper training is essential for preventing slips and trips. Train employees on the best practices for preventing slips and trips, and make sure that they understand the importance of following these practices. Encourage employees to report any hazards or potential hazards to their supervisor.
  7. Use warning signs: Warning signs can be used to alert people to hazards and help prevent slips and trips. Use signs to mark wet floors, uneven surfaces, and other potential hazards. Make sure that the signs are clearly visible and easy to read.
  8. Use safety software: using a health and safety software system such as T100 can help to prevent slips and trips in a number of ways. Use the checklists feature to carry out regular safety inspections, and use our risk assessment tool to log and track risks in your workspace.

By implementing these best practices, you can help prevent slips and trips in your workplace and ensure that your employees stay safe and healthy. Remember to review these practices regularly and make adjustments as needed to ensure that they remain effective.

If your organisation doesn’t currently use safety software to monitor safety procedures across the organisation, we’d be happy to show you how our T100 software can help you to improve your processes and protect your organisation and staff. Learn more about T100 here and book a free demo with our team!