Slips and trips resulting in falls are the most common cause of major injuries to Trust staff and visitors. These accidents can be cut dramatically through planning and pro-active management together with good housekeeping. Accidents are not an inevitable part of the healthcare industry; they can and should be prevented.


Policy Statement

The Trust will take all reasonably practicable measures to ensure that premises under its control are safe and without unnecessary risks of slips and trips to all persons needing to access them.


Scope of Policy

This policy describes the procedures which should be followed and the factors which should be taken into account by all employees and visitors when dealing with aspects of slips and trips in the workplace. The policy addresses the Trust’s legal obligations.


Aims and Objectives

The purpose of this document is to enable the Trust to ensure that it provides a safe environment free from slip and trip hazards by:-

  • ensuring that all potential slip and trip hazards in the workplace are identified
  • controlling adequately any risk to a person’s safety to the lowest level reasonably practicable.
  • where necessary the appropriate risk assessments and risk reduction methods are in place.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Non Clinical Risk & Security Manager
Ratified by: Health and Safety Committee
Date Ratified: October 2019
Date Issued: November 2019
Review Date: October 2022
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Non Clinical Risk & Security Manager


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