Western Australia
Fri 15 December 2017

Slips and trips the focus of Worksafe kit

A new online kit will help workplaces prevent slips and trips and meet their responsibilities under workplace safety legislation.

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch warned that almost a quarter (23.5 per cent) of all lost time injuries suffered each year were caused by slips and trips.

“The number of slips and trips that occur each year represents a huge cost to employers, and better prevention strategies would significantly reduce this cost,” Mr McCulloch said.

The kit includes material for a toolbox session, a practical guide to preventing slips and trips and four posters that can be printed from WorkSafe’s website and displayed in workplaces.