Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Think you know everything about slips and trips and falls prevention?
Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of major injuries in the workplace. These injuries can be devastating for the individual involved and they generate a huge financial burden on industry. Almost all slips and trips can be prevented, often with simple inexpensive interventions.
Slips and trips can happen for a number of reasons, but all too frequently people jump to conclusions about why they happen rather than looking for the true cause, or assume that it is 'just one of those things' and do nothing.
The biggest challenges when trying to reduce slips in the workplace are knowing where to get reliable information on flooring, understanding the ins and outs of cleaning, and knowing how to select footwear. Understanding the science behind slips and trips makes it easier to identify the true cause of a fall and prevent future incidents.
A Health & Safety Executive course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls. It will be delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and falls and reducing the risk of future incidents.
Previous attendees of the HSE's slip, trip and fall training courses have reported a reduction in incidents of up to 50%.
The course content includes:
* Why people slip - the slip potential model
* Characterising flooring, which tests work, which don't and why
* The role of contamination in slip accidents
* The effect that good and bad cleaning techniques can have on slips
* How footwear can help in reducing slip accidents
* Preventing trips
* The causes of stair falls and how to reduce the risk
There will also be an opportunity to visit the Falls Prevention Team laboratory and see slip testing in action.
Aimed at anyone involved in managing slips and trips, particularly those responsible for selecting flooring or footwear in their business, this course is also particularly useful for employees involved in critical operations such as cleaning. The course can also be tailored to suit all businesses and employees, while bespoke versions for specific organisations can be developed on request.
The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of Buxton, in the heart of the Peak District. It has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.
The next course is being held on 12th February 2020 although other dates are scheduled in to the diary. For further dates and additional information:
T: +44 (0)203 028 3704
E: [email protected]
23rd January 2020