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TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls SLIPS, TRIPS, FALLS – IMPORTANCE: 1.1/3 Major injuries at work 2.20% cause of over 3 days off work 3.Can cause long-term effects.

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1 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls SLIPS, TRIPS, FALLS – IMPORTANCE: 1.1/3 Major injuries at work 2.20% cause of over 3 days off work 3.Can cause long-term effects 4.Employer costs > £500,000,000 pa 5.NHS costs > £130,000,000 pa 1 of 10 HWS -Toolbox Talk 04 Slips, Trips, Falls v

2 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls SLIP AND TRIP HAZARDS DUE TO: 1.Flooring / outdoor 2.Cleaning 3.Footwear 4.Environment 5.People 6.Contamination 7.Obstacles 2 of 10

3 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls FLOORING & OUTDOORS: 1.Surface “fit for purpose” 2.Surface roughness sufficient if wet 3.Holes / damage / uneven = trip 4.Hand rails / stairways 5.Outdoors under foot – sites &: –Roadway, footpath, alleys, verges –Top of landfill –Compost site 3 of 10

4 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls CLEANING / SPOT CLEANING SPILLS: 1.Regular cleaning essential 2.Degreasers for workshops 3.EVERYONE cleans own workspace 4.Drivers & crew clean cabs (mud) 5.Slip / trip hazard when cleaning 4 of 10

5 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls FOOTWEAR: 1.Fit for purpose / comfortable 2.Grip sole: tread pattern / hardness 3.Protective footwear features: 4.PPE looked after by owner 5 of 10

6 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls ENVIRONMENT: 1.Dim lighting / reflections off shiny floor 2.Natural light / time of year 3.The weather: rain, fog, snow, ice 4.Distracting noises 5.Distracting things happening 6 of 10

7 TBT04: Slips, Trips, Falls PEOPLE’S ATTITUDES: 1.Taking care / behaviour (“see it: sort it”) 2.Hurrying / running / jumping (e.g. from cab) 3.Responsible attitude (e.g. spills) 4.Carrying large objects 5.Distraction (e.g. mobile phone/music) 7 of 10

8 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls CONTAMINATION: 1.Spills: water / oil / other liquid / waste 2.Rain: leaks / doorways / tracking in 3.Mud from shoes / boots / tools 4.Mud / rain on cab steps & on ladder treads Prevention: Cleaning! Flooring roughness! Footwear grip! 8 of 10

9 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls OBSTACLES: 1.House-keeping / de-cluttering / tools 2.Adequate storage – tidiness 3.Designated safe walkways 4.Trailing wires / extension leads 9 of 10

10 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls REVISION: StatisticsFlooring CleaningFootwear EnvironmentPeople ContaminationObstacles 10 of 10

11 TBT 04 Slips, Trips, Falls REMEMBER Statistically, waste management and recycling has a very high accident rate If you see a problem DO NOT walk on by! “See it – sort it” Report accidents, incidents & near-misses! Do NOT become a statistic!


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