This Slips, Trips and Falls training course is designed to give you all the information you need to effectively recognise and control the risks from slip, trip and fall hazards in your workplace.
This particular fall prevention programme is for everyone –employers, safety representatives and employees – because after all, anyone can have a workplace accident.
Approved by RoSPA and taking around 30 minutes to complete, slips, trips and fall prevention training from iHasco focuses attention on awareness, prevention and personal responsibility; as well as providing a clear step by step outline of how to identify and endeavour to minimise this kind of risk in a variety of work environments.
This course also looks at how to perform a comprehensive risk assessment for slips, trips and falls, and at the steps involved in putting appropriate measures in place to help prevent this kind of accident occurring.
We are all responsible for ensuring our workplaces are as free from hazards as possible. In this section we look at how to prevent workplace accidents by taking responsibility, dealing with hazards, making them safe and knowing who to report dangers to.
Here we look at what slips and trips are and look at how to avoid such workplace accidents. We explain through video, graphics and images many of the potential dangers that may make a slip, a trip or a fall more likely to happen - including those to do with the environment, human factors and housekeeping.
Nearly a third of all major fall injuries involve ladders. In this section we highlight the importance of always using the correct equipment and choosing the least dangerous option if you do need to increase your height. Step-by-step guides show you how to site and use step-ladders and ladders properly in order to avoid workplace accidents.
This training will have ensured a better understanding of why slips, trips and falls happen and shown you what falls prevention involves and how you can do to reduce the likelihood of workplace accidents happening. Here we remind you of your responsibility - see it sort it, if you can’t sort it – make it safe and report it. It’s the surest way of falls prevention and reducing the rate of workplace accidents.
This Slips, Trips and Falls training programme concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Section 12 - Conditions of floors and traffic routes) state that:
The floor, or surface of the traffic route, shall have no hole or slope, or be uneven or slippery so as to expose any person to a risk to his health and safety; [and] So far as is reasonably practicable, every floor in a workplace and the surface of every traffic route in a workplace shall be kept free from obstructions and from any article or substance which may cause a person to slip, trip or fall
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, Section 12 (2,3)
In line with the stipulations of the broader Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, that calls for adequate training and provisions for the health and safety of all employees, this kind of training ensures employers are fulfilling their duty to protect staff from avoidable accidents:
It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable -
i) the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees
ii) the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees;
iii) the provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 (1)