How to Prevent Workplace Slips, Trips, & Falls

Your workplace should be one that is neat and organized, not just because of the aesthetic but as to prevent workplace slips, trips, and falls. 

It’s happened to all of us: we momentarily lose focus and think about whatever enters our head. That slight distraction, which seems insignificant, accidentally leads us to stumble or fall. While most falls are innocent and laughable, it’s the ones that are more severe that are a cause for concern. If employees or customers trip and fall in your workplace, it can lead to a pretty nasty lawsuit. Here are a few tips on how you can prevent workplace slips, trips, and falls.

  1. Mop Up and Mark Wet Surfaces
    Walking surfaces account for a significant portion of injuries. Prevent surface falls by doing the following:
    • Keep parking lots and sidewalks clear and in good condition during all types of weather.
    • Use moisture absorbing mats at the entrance to dry people’s shoes.
    • Display “Wet Floor” signs where needed.
    • Clean up spills as quickly as possible and follow the appropriate protocol when cleaning up the spills.
  2. Maintain Proper Lighting
    Proper lighting illuminates everything that stands in the halls and passageways.
    • Properly illuminate staircases, walkways, hallways, basements, ramps, construction areas, and docking areas.
    • Always turn on a light upon entering a dark room.
    • Repair and replace any damaged lighting fixtures immediately as to avoid any potential issues.
  3. Clear Aisles and Walkways
    • All hallways, aisles, and walkways need to be clear at all times in order to avoid slip and falls.
    • Cords and cables need to be installed properly and should never stretch across

Contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298. Preventing slips, trips, and falls is one thing, being protecting in case of an accident is another. Make sure that your nonprofit is properly covered. We will work with you to ensure you are getting the most out of your coverage.