Things You Should Know About Slips And Trips At Work

If you’re an employee in any workplace and you want to ensure that you keep yourself safe and injury-free, you need to learn a thing or two about safety. You need to ensure that you take all the steps necessary for staying safe at work. The people who hired you are also responsible for your safety as well.


You can reduce the chance of getting injured by slipping and tripping, if you read this article and focus on the information you can learn from it. If you’re a worker on construction site, you need to pay attention to the key aspects of the slips and trips that may occur there. They include:

  • Wet/slippery surfaces
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Changes in levels
  • Obstacles
  • Trailing cables


Now here are some things you probably didn’t know about slips and trips on construction sites.

  • Did you know that several thousand construction workers get injured each year after a trip or slip on a building site?
  • Did you know that about 1000 of these injuries happen involve the dislocating of joints or the fracturing of bones?
  • Did you know that if management would effectively manage working areas and access routes, many of these slips and trips could be avoided?


Try to avoid slipping and tripping on wet/slippery surfaces by treating slippery surfaces with stone or with temporary covering or ensure that there are signpost any slippery areas.


Try to avoid slipping and tripping on uneven surfaces by providing walkways that are “clearly designated as a walkway; provided with good conditions underfoot; signposted and provided with adequate lighting.”


Try to avoid slipping and tripping because of changes in levels by simply avoiding small changes in level or use warning signs to alert people of the changes.


Try to avoid slipping and tripping on obstacles by doing housekeeping, planning deliveries and designated waste areas.


Try to avoid slipping and tripping on trailing cables by using cordless tools when you can or redirecting the cables out of the pathway.


A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.




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