Slips, Trips and Falls Safety Program


Slips, Trips and Falls Safety Manual Program

Table of Contents

  1. Higher risk areas
  2. Inspections
  3. Hazard control measures
  4.  Slip-resistant footwear
  5. Floor maintenance procedures
  6. Training
  7. General housekeeping / safe work practices
  8. Floor maintenance procedures
  9. Recordkeeping
  10. Slip, trip and fall hazards –checklist
  11. Others
  12. Building perimeter / stairways/special areas
  13. Design guidlines
  14. Handrails
  15. Stairways
  16. Ramps
  17. Loading dock
  18. Lighting

Slips, Trips and Falls Safety Program

Chapter Section

Inspections to identify slip, trip and fall hazards are recommended at least annually, ideally prior to the wet season. For higher risk areas, a formal inspection is recommended at least on a quarterly basis; more frequently depending on the likelihood for changing conditions. For building common areas, recommend the building manager conduct inspections.

Recommended inspections should minimally include evaluation of the following:

  • Condition of floors, carpets, and steps
  • Floor maintenance protocol
  • Housekeeping practices
  • Lighting levels
  • Presence and condition of guardrails/ handrails at elevated work surfaces. Refer to Appendix B for specific requirements.

For purposes of this Manual, an area where slip, trip, or fall hazards may likely arise during a typical work shift, is considered a “higher risk area”. Examples of higher risk areas include:

  • Break rooms – wet floor
  • Locker rooms – wet floor
  • Loading docks – elevated locations