Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips, and falls (STF) are the primary source of injuries at work.
The number of these accidents is still high – despite measures set out by legislative requirements, best practices guidelines, and organisational policies to prevent STF accidents across industries like: maritime, offshore installations, construction sites, water treatment plants etc.
One of the most critical factors having an impact on STF is the slipperiness of the handrails, guardrails, walkways, decks, stairs, and surface of ladders.¹
Anti-slip management options
Research has shown that by implementing an Risk Management Option such as Real Safety’s KAG safety rails, anti-slip walkways or anti-slip solutions on stairs and ladders, the probability of STFs in a potential slip event is reduced from 10 % to 0.1 %. Indeed, a Danish offshore wind company reduced the number of STF accidents from 12 accidents with negligible consequences to 0 accidents after installing our anti-slip solutions. In another case, a Danish-flagged ship reduced the number of STF accidents from 3 to 0. ¹
¹ Master Thesis: Reducing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Maritime Industry and Offshore Installations – Best Practice. Author: Tanja Rasmussen, Master of Risk and Safety Management, Aalborg University. 2021.
Download the full research paper here:
Visit our anti-slip, trip and falls Risk Areas:
Escape routes – Drill Floors – Walkways – Stairs – Dropped objects
Articles and industry anti-slip information:
- Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry – Occupational Health & Safety (ohsonline.com)
- Top Work-related Injury Causes (injuryfacts.nsc.org)
- What do slip and trip accidents cost?
- Health and safety statistics from G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation
- Safety in the building and construction industry
- Health and Safety Hazards Management in Oil and Gas Industry
- Offshore statistics