Workplace Tips That Can Help Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

In Ontario, one of the leading causes of injuries, which result in workers missing time at work is slipping, tripping and falling. In order to counteract this problem, you have to work towards preventing slips, trips and falls from happening in the first place. This should be one of the major health and safety goals of employers in the workplace. They must do the following:

  • Educate orders by giving them information and instruction to workers on slip, trip and fall hazards.
  • Ensure that workers report present slip, trip and fall hazards.
  • Make identifications and assessments of the risk of job-specific slip, trip and fall hazards.
  • Work towards establishing controls which eliminate or reduces workers’ exposure to those hazards.
  • Make sure that the controls that have been implemented are effectively working.


Now, we’re going to list for you, the main slip, trip and fall hazards present within your workplace.

  • Wet, slippery or unstable surfaces
  • Seasonal hazards (like ice and snow)
  • Changes in walkway levels and slopes
  • Unsafe mats
  • Bad or insufficient lighting
  • Cables, debris or other objects in walkways
  • Obstructed view or vision (caused by dust, smoke or steam)
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Poor maintenance of equipment
  • Insufficient provision of guardrails


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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