SLIPS TRIPS FALLS IN WIGAN GOLBORNE ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD 01942-665700

SLIPS TRIPS FALLS IN WIGAN GOLBORNE ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD 01942-665700

SLIP TRIP OF FALL CALL INJURY LAWYERS IN GOLBORNE WIGAN – ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD
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Slips
Slip and trip accidents happen for a number of reasons. The following model will help you understand the factors that can contribute to slip accidents and the action to take to prevent them . It is called the slip potential model. One or more of these factors may play a part in any slip accident.
Slip potential model
• Slip potential model
o Contamination
o Cleaning(in Slips)
o People
o Flooring
o Environment
o Footwear
Trips
The majority of trips are caused by obstructions in walkways. The rest are caused by uneven surfaces. Preventing these accidents is often simple and cost-effective.
You need to get all three right (walkways, housekeeping and design and maintenance), to prevent tripping accidents.
Preventing trips
Trip potential triangle

Walkways
Check for a suitable walkways – Are they in the right place, are they being used, are they available for use?
What tasks are taking place on the walkway, is the task preventing the employee from seeing where he is going for example.
Housekeeping
It is not just good enough to have a walkway, it must be kept clear, no trailing wires, no obstructions. Employees and cleaners need to have ‘a see it, sort it’ attitude to ensure these and other work areas are kept clear. Is the cleaning regime effective? Are there enough bins, storage facilities etc?
Design and maintenance
Is the floor suitable for the environment, fitted correctly and properly maintained. Are the walkways wide enough & level. Are stairs suitable, are risers consistent, are nosings highlighted where necessary, are usable handrails available. Environmental factors also fall into this category, is the lighting good enough for employees to see hazards, what about distractions that might prevent them from seeing where they are going.
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