How to prevent slip and fall accidents


As the old saying goes ‘April showers bring May flowers’…and it also brings wet, sloppy floors that can cause tremendous risk for slips and falls that cause serious injury.  You may not even realize there are also many other hazards around the office that can be serious risks for a slip or fall.  To keep those walking around in your facility safe, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety recommends the following in preventing slip and fall accidents:

  • Cleaning all spills immediately
mop floors
  • Marking spills and wet areas
wet floor sign
  • Mopping or sweeping debris from floors
sweep floor
  • Removing obstacles from walkways and always keeping walkways free of clutter
cluttered hall
  • Securing (tacking, taping, etc) mats, rugs and carpets that do not lay flat
tape down mat
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  • Always closing file cabinet or storage drawers
open drawer
  • Covering cables that cross walkways
trip from cable
  • Keeping working areas and walkways well lit
office lighting
  • Replacing burnt out light bulbs and faulty switches
replace office light

If your facility doesn’t already perform regular health & safety checks, we suggest you implement a regular walk-around where the above hazards can be identified before an accident occurs. 


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