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The Effects of Slips and Trips in the Workplace

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Slips and trips result in thousands of workplace injuries every year! Slips and trips are responsible for an estimated 21.4% of serious injury claims! The most common injuries from slips and trips are…

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The Effects of Slips and Trips in the Workplace

  1. 1. The Effect of Slips and Trips in the Workplace www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  2. 2. Slips and trips result in thousands of workplace injuries every year.… Slips and trips are responsible for an estimated 21.4% of serious injury claims… The most common injuries from slips and trips are… üü Musculoskeletal injuries üü Cuts üü Bruises üü Fractures and dislocations www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  3. 3. Using the Hierarchy of Control System Can Reduce Your Facility’s Risk www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  4. 4. üü Remove S&T hazards at the design stage by removing changes or unnecessary step ups in floor levels. üü Ensure adequate lighting or light reflective flooring is installed to provide a bright, easy to navigate space. Eliminate the Hazard www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  5. 5. üü Replace slippery flooring with a more slip-resistant surface. üü Refurbish old floors to remove any trip hazards from broken tiles or worn uneven surfaces. Substitution www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  6. 6. üü Prevent access to high risk areas, for example cordon off wet floor areas while cleaning is in progress. Isolation www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  7. 7. üü Apply floor treatments to increase slip resistance. üü Provide adequate drainage and falls to floor. Engineering Controls (Redesign) www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  8. 8. Administrative Controls üü Clearly mark edges of steps, hazardous areas and any changes in floor height through demarcation. üü Ensure all staff and visitors are appropriately dressed for your facility. This includes correct footwear or high visibility clothing. www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au
  9. 9. Contact your local Flowcrete office to discuss how our range of flooring systems can create a safer environment at your facility. +61 7 3205 7115 (QLD) +61 2 4648 0397 (NSW) +61 3 9578 5959 (VIC) @flowcrete_aust australia@flowcrete.com “Flowcrete Group Ltd” For more information on establishing a Safe Workplace, visit www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au www.flowcreteaustralia.com.au

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