Obligations outlined by the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act and reinforced by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure staff are kept safe by minimising slip and trip risks within the workplace.
Carrying out an effective risk assessment can help reduce the risk of these accidents and injuries. They also provide significant help to your insurer when defending, when justified, you and your organisation against injury claims resulting from slips and trips. Following these next steps may reduce your organisations risks;-
-Carry out a risk assessment and review.
-Keep accurate and up to date records.
-Ensure employees sign for any training given, otherwise in the event of an accident it is your word against there's.
What if you receive a claim following an accident?
-Don’t delay, contact us immediately.
-Provide training for all staff.
-Supply all documentation to us as soon as possible.