Common Workplace Accidents Day 1. Slip, Trip and fall
Slip, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of personal injuries sustained in the workplace.
Wherever your work setting is –whether that is a shop, a factory or an office, you’re likely to encounter a slippery, uneven or hazardous surface at some stage. These accidents are completely avoidable where the correct safety measures are in place and your employer may be found liable if it is shown that they were negligent in ensuring a safe working environment for their employees.
Most common reason for falls in the workplace
- Slips – Spills, weather hazards, oily surfaces, surfaces or flooring that is lose or that as inadequate traction are common factors that influence a person slipping the workplace.
- Trips – Inadequate lighting, obstructions, uneven flooring, broken handrails on stairwells, loose/exposed wiring and other materials can all be factors that influence a person tripping in the workplace, thus resulting in personal injury being sustained.
Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls at Work
Good housekeeping, quality surfaces and footwear are key factors that prevent accidents in the workplace from occurring. Employees should be reminded to engage in safe practice and procedure in the workplace by employers. Hazardous variables such as clutter or spillage must be reported to prevent a slip, trip and fall accidents in the workplace.