Slips, Trips and Falls. Slips,Trips and Falls. 46% of the Slips, Trips and Falls claims between 2003 and 2007 had no Lost Time Injury Of the remaining 54% of claims, the average number of days lost per claim was 9.4 days (for claims open for a year or less) .
to raise awareness of Slips, Trips and Falls at your worksite….
Visit the DECS Health & Safety Services Website:
Use Visual Safety Reminders
Tree protection -
No trip hazard
Stair strips assist in edge and depth perception
Blue reflectors are very effective pavement edge markers
See what is ahead
Use platform ladders where possible
Use ladders appropriately
Use step aids
trip hazards outside
free of trip
Keep floor space clear of trip hazards
Wear appropriate footwear for the task
Ensure that areas are well lit - light fittings are not dirty and in poor condition e.g. tubes missing
Carrying loads appropriately can assist in fall prevention. It is an appropriate manual handling technique
Ensure any medications do not have bad side effects – eg those that affect your balance
Wear glasses if required and ensure your vision is checked so you can see clearly
Download Sample Action Plan
I was walking from our classroom to the library with my class, when I slipped on a banana peel left on the ground.
..please watch your step, and fix or report hazards