How to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

This 3 minute safety training video covers: What are the factors that causes a slips, trips and falls, how to avoid slips, trips and falls in the workplace, what are the proper footwear to use for the conditions that you will be working in, how to avoid any hazards that are in your path, how to inspect a ladder safely, how to properly use a ladder safely. This clip was taken from a full-length training video.

Video Transcript

Slips, trips and falls are major cause of injuries will it that be in work and at home. It could be out in the flat, on the shaft floor, out in the field, in the office or on the front stairs of your home. The good news is to preventing slips, trips and falls is not complicated; it takes a combination of being aware of your surroundings, practicing good housekeeping and using equipment properly. Whenever possible remove debris, sweeping and regular scanning for hazards will help you avoid slip. Keep the floors and walk ways in your work area free of clutter. Use ladder properly for reaching heights, use it them improperly and you greatly increase your risk of injury. Inspect the ladder before you use it, look for cracks and loose or broken ranks.