Slips, trips and falls: Avoid everyday hazards

Simple ways to prevent slips, trips and falls in everyday work situations.

Preventing slips and falls

Slips and falls are one of the most common injuries we see at SFM. They can cause anything from simple embarrassment to serious head injuries, and can happen to anyone. They are also very preventable. Let our safety hero “Skip” show you how to take simple steps to avoid everyday slip, trip and fall hazards.

Common causes of slips, trips and falls include:

  • Distracted walking
  • Falls from ladders
  • Slips and falls on wet and slippery surfaces
  • Tripping over cords or clutter
  • Falling on stairs
  • Standing on chairs instead of stepladders