Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls in the workplace are some of the biggest causes of increased employee absenteeism, insurance costs and lowered productivity. By implementing stringent risk assessment procedures and regular inspections, you can significantly reduce the risk of accidents. Responsible employers understand that they have a legal and moral duty to promote employee health and wellbeing by creating a safe work environment.
This course on slips, trips and falls explains the following topics in detail:
- The importance of maintaining a safe workplace environment for employees, as well as visitors; understanding the negative effects of employees working in a risky environment, which increases the likelihood of slips, trips and falls;
- Common hazards found in workplace environments, including trailing cables, contaminated and uneven floor surfaces, poor lighting, unguarded stairs, clutter and improper cleaning methods;
- The selection of appropriate footwear, including the design of the outer sole and the materials used to make the shoes; the tread and cleat pattern, as well as the tread depth.
- Preventative techniques, in order to eliminate risks, including conducting risk assessments, training cleaning staff to use proper techniques and educating employees to immediately report any spills;
- Other control measures, including providing education and training to employees and cleaning staff, providing adequate lighting, installing ramps and railings along stairs, using proper mopping and spill clean-up techniques and unclogging drains.
Important benefits of studying the course include:
- Improved levels of wellbeing, health and happiness amongst employees
- A minimisation in employee absenteeism, a reduction of sick days and insurance costs
- Gaining a well-deserved reputation as a responsible and caring employer
- The maximisation of productivity and profits.
Who can take the Slips, Trips and Falls Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Slips, Trips and Falls Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 2.5 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.