Slipping and falling is one the most common injury and if someone slips and falls, it can be a scary situation. First and foremost, it is important to stay calm. If you are able to safely help the person, there are some first aid methods that you can use until emergency personnel arrives. In this blog post, we will discuss, what measures can be taken to prevent people from slipping and what to do if someone slips and falls, and how to provide first aid.
According to HSE’s annual health and safety at work statistics in June 2021, slips, trips, and falls are responsible for costing employers a whopping £500m each year and an average of £800m each year to the society.
What measures can be taken to prevent slipping?
There are many things that can be done in order to prevent slipping. First and foremost, it is important to identify any potential hazards that may cause someone to slip. Once you have identified the hazard, you can take measures to eliminate or reduce the risk. For example, if there is a wet floor, you can put up a sign that says “Caution: Wet Floor”.
Another measure that can be taken to prevent slipping is to wear the proper footwear. If you are working in a kitchen, it is important to wear non-slip shoes. There are also special mats that can be placed in areas where there is a potential for slipping.