Cordon Spills to Control Slips (Trips and Falls)
- As far as possible, spills should be removed straight away using absorbent material.
- In some cases it may not be possible to remove a spill straight away, e.g. large spills, spills of viscous/ hazardous liquids. In these limited circumstances it may be necessary to cordon off the spill so that the danger is clearly highlighted and people cannot walk over the spill area
- See advice on segregation of wet floors
- See advice on Grease or Oil on the Floor
A risk assessment approach to Spills slips (trips and falls) can include the following steps
- Identify Risks