The winter months bring challenges, but with some foresight and preparation you can mitigate the risks and hazards. Click on the link above to view and print the checklist.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls Are you being safe?
Slips: Loss of friction causes most slips. Friction is the resistance between things, such as your shoes and surface you are walking on. Without friction you lose traction and fall.
Trip Hazards: These occur when the foot strikes an obstacle which stops the movement of the foot and throws off the body's center of gravity. The body then falls forward.
Wearing the right shoe or footwear is one of the best ways to prevent slip, trip and fall injuries.....
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Winter Walking - Poster
Preventing slips and falls is a task that depends on many factors -- mot importantly YOU.
- Take short steps on wet, icy or snowy surfaces
- Only carry objects that don't block your vision
- Walk slowly and pay attention to the surface you are walking on
- Look for black ice and other slippery patches
- Wear slip-resistant shoes and boots on wet or icy surfaces
- Wear icy grippers
- Walk on paths clear of snow and ice - do not take shortcuts
- Be careful not to drag water into a building. Walk on mats, wipe off shoes and/or remove boots after entering the building so you don't create an indoor hazard.