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Health and Safety Directorate


Main causes of slip and trip injuries

It is a common misconception that slip injuries just happen and that little can be done about it. However years of experience now shows that slip prevention can be managed effectively and can cut injuries by 50% or more. Most slips (90%) occur when the floor is wet with water or contaminated with food product.

Spillages must be cleaned up or cordoned off immediately.

Please report all slip, trips and falls and all significant spillages to HSD via MySafety Accident and Incident Reporting. For immediate advice contact your Faculty contact or HSD


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