Slips, trips and falls items

Falls from a height

Items

  • portable ladders, steps or platforms
  • accessories for fixed access ladder – eg cage
  • scaffolding or elevating work platforms
  • warning signage (including translated safety signage)
  • industrial fall arrest systems, harness support and devices, rope access equipment
  • physical restraint barrier and guard railing systems
  • extension equipment for height access – eg water jets for window height
  • emergency position-indicating radio beacons – 406 MHz (EPIRBs)
  • pit cover or open penetration and void protection
  • mechanical tripod to support people, loads and materials being lifted or lowered from openings

Typical items include:

  • ladders
  • retractable stairs
  • harnesses
  • roof anchors
  • guard rails
  • grab rails/handles
  • stair treads
  • edge protection
  • rails, and screens
Falls on the same level

Items

  • installation of improved general, entrance or exit lighting
  • portable or battery-powered lighting and generators
  • anti-slip treading or matting
  • surface treatment machinery,
  • installation of balancers or restraint supports to mount processing equipment, tools, power cords, leads or hoses to prevent trip hazards.
  • cable guards, hose suspension system or stand
  • storage system to improve work design

Typical items include:

  • pressure cleaners
  • lighting
  • racking systems
  • stair capping,
  • nosings and safe plates
Stepping, kneeling or sitting on objects

Items

Kneeling pads and knee protection equipment

Typical items include:

  • kneepads
  • support frames for kneeling and stooping
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