Category Archives: Slips and Trips

HSE Comes Up with New Initiative to Reduce Slips and Falls at the Workplace

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has come up with a new strategy to curb the increasing number of workplace-related accidents in Britain arising from ‘slips, trips and falls’.

HSE’s latest move comes after it was revealed that 40 workers had died in 2009 due to ‘slip, trip and fall’ accidents in the workplace. The same type of mishaps also left more than 15,000 workers with grievous injuries, and led to nearly 30,000 workers taking more than three days of leave from work. Continue reading

Law Firm Advises Companies to Avoid ‘Winter Slips’

The winter season poses a new danger to worker safety due to slippery surfaces because of snow and ice. Approximately one-third of all accidents at workplaces occur due to slips and falls.

Jeremy Bradshaw, personal injury lawyer with the law firm Mace & Jones, is of the view that employers must adopt special procedures to minimise the risk posed by the winter season in order to reduce their risk of facing compensation claims at a later stage. Continue reading