Slip and Trip Accidents in the Snow!

It’s often said that the UK comes to a stop at the first sign of snow. Perhaps it’s because of the low frequency of such weather or just having an excuse to stay at home.

Unfortunately some businesses and services need to continue their operations during bad weather, and therefore take on the increased risks.

Slip and Trip Accidents are just one of the risks possible in any conditions, but more likely during snow and ice. Reducing this threat can be done in many ways.

Firstly consider the work or activity, and how it could be performed differently, this may mean changes to equipment, additional PPE and further training.

Also pay particular attention to vulnerable groups who may have different requirements or capabilities.

Take practical steps to control slippery surfaces, improve access by foot or road, use suitable footwear and maintain good lighting.

If you would like more information or advice, please contact our consultants on 01268 799228.

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