Slips, trips and falls are the commonest causes of accidents at work. Use this template to prevent sprains, strains, contusions, bruises, breakages, abrasions and lacerations. Discuss the options available to avoid these risks and assure that all staff have completely understood these preventative procedures.
Slips, Trips, Falls Injuries:
- Bruises and Contusions
- Sprains and Strains
- Abrasions and Lacerations
Common Injury Sites:
- Foot, knee, ankle
- Wrist or elbow
Use flashlights or helmet lights to identify holes or floor openings, damp or slippery surfaces, and debris or equipment early enough.
Visually inspect any surface before walking on it to guarantee there are no gaps, holes or weak spots and that it can carry workers and their equipment.
Wear rucksacks and tool belts to hold gear and keep both hands free.
Where possible, avoid stepping on wet/slippery surfaces; clean the bottom of your footwear.
Use communication devices, especially hands-free devices, for communicating with other employees or incident commanders about slip, trip and fall risks.
Never transport equipment or loads in your hands when ascending ladders.
Use fall protection gear when walking or working on emergency response actions near unsafe edges of raised surfaces.
Follow Up Questions
Do all workers fully understand slip, trip and fall risks, and the precautionary measures?
Are there factors that can cause any incidents or even accidents?
Did any accidents occur recently?
Are there any other matters?
Name and signature of an authorised Person:
I, the undersigned, completely understood the information that was discussed above.
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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