Sector Specific Advice on Slips, Trips and Falls on the Same Level

Specific HSA advice on slips, trips and falls is available for


Retail Slips, Trips and Falls

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From 2010 to 2016, 30% of over 1,600 HSA retail workplace visits found no slip, trip and fall risk assessment

"Shopper awarded €1.4m after slipping on grapes" (May 2016)

STF causes retail

Stairs, steps (and escalators), wet surfaces, cleaning, food spills and vehicles are involved in retail slips, trips and falls

Females are significant slip, trip and fall victims in retail

Non-workers are hurt in retail slips, trips and falls

Retail Ireland advise “it would appear that claims resulting from slips, trips and falls have risen” and “nearly 50% of all claims made against retailers are slips, trips and falls cases” (February 2013)