Slips and Trips Induction Training - 20 min
Welcome to the Slips and Trips Induction Training Course. This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the controls that should be applied to slips and trips in the workplace.
This course will provide you with information about:
- what slips and trips are and some of the ways that you may be exposed to slips and trips, and
- controls that should be applied to reduce the risk associated with slips and trips.
This course has been reviewed by a recognised subject matter expert.
It has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions. For example, ‘employer’ has been used to signify the broader term ‘PCBU’, while ‘WHS’ represents both work and occupational health and safety.
This training is not a substitute for professional legal advice. If you require further advice or information, please contact the health and safety regulator in your jurisdiction.
What are slips and trips?
Slips occur due to poor traction between a person's feet and a walking surface. Examples of poor traction leading to slips include inappropriate footwear, or sudden changes in the amount of traction provided by floor surfaces.
Trips occur when a person unexpectedly catches their foot on an object or surface causing them to lose their balance.
Exposure to slips and trips
You may be exposed to slips when performing work involving:
- slippery, wet, oily or loose surfaces
- sloping surfaces, and
- spills and contaminants, such as liquids or dust.
You may be exposed to trips when working where there are:
- damaged floor coverings, such as wrinkled or lifted floor coverings or stair treads
- loose, unanchored rugs or mats
- holes or cracks in flooring
- loads that obstruct vision
- obstacles in walkways, such as cables, equipment or boxes, and
- uneven floor or walking surfaces.
A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.