02 - Slip, Trip & Fall

Slip, trip and fall related injuries to guests, customers, vendors and visitors to premises are increasing. With aging population and workforce, the risk of slips and fall injuries should be considered in walking surface design and maintenance to prevent and mitigate slip, trip and fall accidents.

What do we look for?

Exposures

  • Inadequate design and poorly maintained walking surfaces leads to slip, trip & fall injuries.
  • An aging population and workforce increases the risk of slip, trip & fall injuries.

Controls

  • Adequate design and maintenance of walking surfaces reduces slip trip & fall injuries

Risk improvement ideas

  • Include requirements for non-slip floor surface and design in repairs, renovation and new construction to prevent and mitigate slips and fall accident on premises.
  • Implement a regular facility inspection, housekeeping and prompt corrective action program to reduce slip and fall accidents on premises.

Useful Resources

Standards

  • UK: The Workplace (health, safety and welfare) regulations 1992: 12 (2)(a)

     

  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

     

  • ANSI/ASSE A1264.2

     

  • Standard for the Provision of Slip Resistance on Walking/Working Surfaces