Slips, Trips and Falls (in Education)
In 2018/19, slips, trips and falls were the biggest cause of injury in education (alongside public administration & defence, compulsory social security, human health and social work activities) being responsible for 30% of workplace injuries – over 6,000 cases.
If a student slips or trips, any injuries they may sustain have the potential to significantly disrupt their education, personal development, and the lives of their family members. Additionally, a teacher taking time off work to recover from a slip and trip accident has the potential to disrupt their livelihood and, potentially, the education of their students.
With 4.7 million working days were lost in 2018/19 due to non-fatal workplace injuries, sufficient slips, trips and falls training is very important in educational institutions to ensure a low-risk (or ideally risk-free) environment for staff and students alike.
This course seeks to educate on:
- health & safety law concerning slips, trips and falls in educational institutions,
- conducting a slips and trips risk assessment
- dealing with slip, trip and fall hazards
- effective slip, trip and fall prevention.
Safesmart delivers Slips, Trips and Falls in Education training for your organisation through Smartlog – our comprehensive health & safety compliance software.
Understanding why slips, trip & falls happen in an educational organisation – Spills, leaks, loose cables, poor lighting and other hazards.
This course contains test questions and issues a certificate upon completion.