Slips, trips and falls account for almost a third of non fatal injuries at work. It is a widely thought that, with just a few minor changes to working practices, along with better awareness and training, we would see significantly fewer accidents of this type. Legislation relating to slips, trips and fall come under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW Act). Two other relevant pieces of legislatons are: The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. The HSE have also produced a useful guide which details the uses of these pieces of legislation in relation to the management of slips, trips and falls: Preventing Slips and Trips at Work
This course introduces candidates to some of the statistics relating to slips, trips and falls and dispel some of the myths surrounding them. It also discusses the law as it relates to slips, trips and falls. It contains real examples of where things have gone wrong and some practical steps to take to prevent similar incidents happening. The course also covers some of the straightforward changes most businesses can make to significantly reduce the risk of a slip, trip or fall incident occurring. The final module takes this to the next level and looks at it from a management perspective.
|Serious Facts and the Law||1|
|Slip Hazards: Causes and Controls||2|
|Trip Hazards: Causes and Controls||3|
Online assessment for this slips, trips and falls training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 60 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.