29th January 2008


 Issue No.  2008/03




 Slips Trips and Falls
The HSE have publicised that it will be running a new campaign in February and March 2008 on slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
It is reported that more than 1,000 workers a month suffer a serious injury following a slip, trip or fall and the campaign is aimed primarily at those most at risk and those best placed to take action. The HSE identify the following activities and jobs:
  • construction workers
  • electricians, gas fitters other tradespeople
  • site managers
  • kitchen managers and chefs
  • food retail staff
  • area and store managers
  • food operatives and their shift managers.
However slips, trips and falls accidents do happen in any workplace and we would urge anyone where slips, trips and falls are a risk to take appropriate action. If you have carried out suitable risk assessments make sure any required remedial actions are completed and the contents of the assessments are communicated to your workforce.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the risks and help those involved to take simple action that will prevent slips trips and falls.
If you need help in this area or need advice on any other matter please contact SENTIENT on 08456 446006 or email info@sentientuk.co.uk



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