Blog, News & Events

Slips, Trips, And Falls – Same Level

Slips, trips, and falls are serious workplace hazards. It only takes a moment to lose your footing and plummet to the ground – regardless of height. Take the following precautions.

Top 5 Common Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards

Top 5 slips trips and falls

Preventing Slips and Trips


Good housekeeping is important in preventing falls due to slips and trips. It includes:

  • Clean all spills immediately,
  • Mark spills and wet areas,
  • Mop or sweep debris from floors,
  • Remove obstacles from walkways and always keep walkways free of clutter,
  • Secure mats, rugs and carpets that do not lay flat,
  • Always close file cabinet or storage drawers,
  • Cover cables that cross walkways,
  • Keep working areas and walkways well lit,
  • Replace used light bulbs and faulty switches.

Protective Equipment and Signage

  • Proper footwear, such as slip resistant shoes,
  • Non-slip mats,
  • Signage and/or yellow paint marking areas that change in elevation or protrude.


  • Take your time and pay attention to where you are going,
  • Adjust your stride to a pace that is suitable for the walking surface and the tasks you are doing,
  • Make wide turns at corners,
  • Always use installed light sources that provide sufficient light for your tasks,
  • Use a flashlight if you enter a dark room where there is no light,
  • Make sure that things you are carrying or pushing do not prevent you from seeing any obstructions, spills, etc.

What Employers Should Do

  • Have a company policy in place that clearly outlines the rules for housekeeping, lighting and inspections,
  • Ensure that required personal protective equipment, and other equipment, is in good repair and used properly,
  • Provide proper training to workers on how to clean up spills,
  • Provide continuous follow-up to make sure that the rules are adequate and are being followed, and to identify what needs improvement,
  • Investigate all incidents to determine how to eliminate the cause.
Dec 15, 2022

CSAM Safety Conference 2023: February 14 – 15

Dec 15, 2022

Occupational Health & Safety Conference 2023

Nov 7, 2022

S2SA Safety Champion 2020


Want the latest news delivered to your inbox?
Subscribe today!