Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace requires good housekeeping. These accidents occur due to an unexpected change in the contact between the ground and the walking surface. Lessen the uncertainty by cleaning all spills immediately, as well as marking spills and wet areas. Remove obstacles from walkways, maintaining clutter free access at all times. Mop or sweep all debris from floors.

Check that all mats lay flat. If they do not, secure them in place by tacking or taping. Filing cabinets and draws should always be fully closed immediately after use. Minimize the running of cables across the floor, and those that are required should be covered. All walking areas should also be well lit.

Check floor surfaces to see if they are in need of repair. You may consider reciting or replacing floors, installing mats, using pressure sensitive abrasive strips. Non-slippery flooring reduces foot fatigue, helping to prevent slips and falls.

Prevention of fall accidents also involves the proper choice of footwear. This is especially important in workplaces where the floor may occasionally be oiled or wet. There is no footwear that possesses anti-slip properties for every situation, so a consultation with footwear manufacturers is a good idea. You must also ensure that footwear fits properly, as this reduces foot fatigue.