Slips and falls are the biggest cause of accident, injury and insurance claim. Yet, despite this, they are often overlooked as Simple, Low-cost, Impossible-to-solve or Paltry (we call this “The SLIP Problem”).
In this webinar, Christian Harris, founder of Slip Safety Services and host of the Safety And Risk Success Podcast, will explain: why we should think differently about slips and falls; the key principles we need to know to address this risk; how his clients have achieved 57%+ reductions in incidents; and the benefits of getting this right.
- Discover that slips and falls are serious, scientific, and stoppable
- Learn about CHIMES – the six reasons people slip and fall
- Get practical next steps to reduce the risk in your building(s)
You are encouraged to use the Slip Safety Scorecard in advance of this webinar. This digital self-assessment will score you on CHIMES and show you where you are strongest and where you have room for improvement in slip safety. By participants using the Scorecard in advance, Christian will be able to aggregate the results and tailor his presentation to the areas with the greatest room for improvement. Check out the Slip Safety Scorecard here
- Slip and fall prevention is a crucial aspect of workplace safety that should be taken seriously. Failure to do so can result in hefty criminal fines against the organization.
- There are four common mindset gaps in slip and fall prevention, which can be remembered through the acronym "slip problem." These mindset gaps can prevent organizations from implementing adequate controls to prevent slip and fall accidents.
- There are six areas that organizations must address to prevent slip and fall accidents effectively. These include flooring, footwear, contamination, housekeeping, behavior, and signage.
- Slip-resistant flooring is critical to preventing slip and fall accidents, but it is not the only control measure that organizations should implement. Other measures, such as proper footwear and housekeeping, are also essential.
- Not all contamination is visible, and proximity bias or proximity fatigue can cause organizations to overlook certain areas that may pose slip and fall risks. Therefore, it is essential to take a proactive approach to slip and fall prevention by implementing controls in all six areas and regularly reviewing them.