Slips and trips account for 23.5 per cent of all lost time injuries in the workplace every year, which is why it’s important for workplaces to meet their responsibilities under workplace health and safety legislation to prevent slips and trips in the workplace.
A new online kit has been released to help workplaces achieve this. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch highlighted that these injuries are a huge cost to employers and improving strategies would significantly reduce this cost.
The kit includes a practical guide to preventing slips and trips, posters to display in the workplace and material for a toolbox session which has facts and stats on slips and trips.
The guide includes advice on how to minimize the risk of slips and trips in the workplace.