Spills and Slips (Trips and Falls)

  • Slips account for the vast majority of wet floor slips, trips and falls
  • The majority of wet floor slip, trip and fall victims are females
  • Footwear was noticeably only mentioned in under 3% of slip accidents reported
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In 2010 and 2011, 7% of 2,179 HSA workplace visits found the employer could not demonstrate adequate precautions for spills

A slip on the level by a shod pedestrian has three critical risk factors

Slip factors

Spill risks are an important part of Slip Risk Assessment and Prevention

risk assessment approach to Spills slips (trips and falls) can include the following steps

  1. Identify Risks
  2. Prevent
  3. Contain
  4. Detect
  5. Cordon
  6. Remove