Slips Trips and Falls, is this the “go to” bucket for incidents we cannot catagorise?

Updated on April 29, 2017 in General
3 on April 27, 2017

So a question was asked of me a while back… what do we mean by slips trips and falls. The reason it was asked as the person found that their workplace was lumping anything that they could not fit into the other categories (such as working at height, hot works, confined space etc…) into the S,T & F box! almost making it a default “others” box… my concern here is that if we are all doing this are we not all guilty of creating false stats.. in this particular case the stats made the work place seem like a death trap, when in fact it was actually very safe in regards to house keeping.. what are your thoughts?

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0 on April 28, 2017

There is an illusion with Health and Safety statistics.  It is possible to work unsafely and put others at risk but never appear as a statistic.   The accident figures don’t reflect the safety of a workplace under any circumstances.

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0 on April 29, 2017

Isn’t the clue in the title? A slip, trip or fall…

Slip = loss of traction like stepping on a banana skin, trip = stumble over something, fall = generally a loss of balance and giving in to gravity. Any of them can happen on the same level, or during a change of levels. 

After that, create an “other” box for your categories

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Isn’t the clue in the title? A slip, trip or fall…

Slip = loss of traction like stepping on a banana skin, trip = stumble over something, fall = generally a loss of balance and giving in to gravity. Any of them can happen on the same level, or during a change of levels. 

After that, create an “other” box for your categories

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