When we head to work each day, a slip-and fall-accident is probably the last thing on our minds—but, in fact, they are much more common than we realise. Falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year.1
Your employer should have a formal slip, trip, and fall prevention programme in place, but there are also steps you can take to ensure these types of accidents don’t occur. According to risk engineers, here are the top seven places to look for slip-and-fall hazards.
Most importantly, if you do see a potential slip-and-fall hazard in your work environment, report it immediately. The sooner it is corrected, the safer you and your colleagues will be.
1The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence