Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips and trips result in thousands of injuries every year. The most common ones are musculoskeletal injuries, cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations but more serious injuries can also occur.

Slips occur when a person’s foot loses traction with the ground surface due to wearing inappropriate footwear or when walking on slippery floor surfaces such as those that are highly polished, wet or greasy.

Trips occur when a person unexpectedly catches their foot on an object or surface. In most cases people trip on low obstacles that are not easily noticed such as uneven edges in flooring, loose mats, opened drawers, untidy tools or cables from electrical equipment.

Falls can result from a slip or trip but many also occur during falls from low heights such as steps, stairs and curbs, falling into a hole or a ditch or into a body of water.

Ask us how we can help your business take a systemic approach to:

Identifying Hazards – If necessary, assess the risks associated with these hazards
Implementing and maintaining risk control measures – Review risk control measures

As per legislative requirements, PCBUs must manage the health and safety risks associated with slips, trips and falls by eliminating the risk so far as is reasonably practicable. If that is not possible, you must minimise risks so far as is reasonably practicable. Ask how we can help!

Here’s how Saunders Safety and Training can help you establish a simple Risk Management approach:

  • We can conduct WHS Gap Analysis audits, Identify the issues and assess risks involved in your workplace
  • Look at alternatives, we can help you fix the issues identified.
  • Implement training, instruction, procedures etc. – we can customize these for your workplace
  • Review and Evaluate – revisit to ensure no further risks have been identified

Mental Health First Aid Training – 2020 Course Postponed

Saunders Safety & Training have identified the need for the community to become more proficient and confident in assisting those who are affected by a mental health disease. As such we are running a two day nationally accredited course that provides practical information about key mental illnesses and first aid processes.

Contact us for further details on the next session

COVID-19 Back to Work Cleanliness Inspection & Certificate

Unfortunately, many workplaces have had to effectively shut down due to COVID-19, which presents the question, how do you know your workplace is safe to return to?
We want to help ensure your employees and customers safety, this is why we are conducting a ‘Back to Work Cleanliness Inspection and Certificate’.

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