Course Duration: 15+ minutes
Slips, Trips & Falls – Improving Safety During Cleaning Operations
|Courses||Price per Course|
|1 - 14||0% £25.00|
|15 - 24||12% £22.00|
|25 - 34||20% £20.00|
|35 - 44||28% £18.00|
|45 - 59||40% £15.00|
|60 - 69||44% £14.00|
|70 - 89||52% £12.00|
|90 - 99||60% £10.00|
|100 - 200||62% £9.50|
Any company involved in cleaning areas used by the public has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect them. Unfortunately, there are countless accidents each year involving members of the public.
This slips, trips and falls prevention online course explores the role and responsibilities of cleaners to ensure that their work practices do not affect the safety of the common public. At a minimum, their cleaning operations should not add to the problem, for example, leaving a wet floor after cleaning, which someone then slips on.
This course is made up of the following six sections:
- Case Study 1: Ward v Tesco
- Case Study 2: Green v Asda
- Don’t Be the Cause of the Problem
- Follow Your Training
- Lookout for Problems
- Maintain Good Records
By the end of this course, trainees will have a greater awareness of:
- Case studies which highlight why safety during cleaning operations is essential
- Legal duties of cleaners
- Suitable cleaning operations
- The importance of following adequate training
- Record-keeping of cleaning and accidents
Why this Slips, Trips and Falls for Cleaners Online Course is Vital
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common workplace hazards contributing to serious injuries each year. These types of accidents are responsible for over a third of all reported major injuries and cost employers. £512 million per year, as per Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Providers of cleaning services and those that employ those with cleaning duties have a legal responsibility to protect their employees and anyone else that may at risk. They also hold a financial obligation to protect their organisation from the costs of health and safety fines and claims.
This online training course on Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls has the
- RoSPA assured
- Supports compliance with relevant legislation
- Makes cleaning staff aware of duty to prevent accidents
- Informative and interactive content
- Mini interactive quizzes to support retention
|Study length||15+ minutes|
|Approval body||RoSPA assured|
|Target audience||All cleaning staff – awareness|
|Format||One interactive module with an end of course test|
|Assessment||Online multiple choice test|
|Certification||Online certificate issued immediately on course completion|
|Certification validity duration||3 Years|
Frequently Asked Questions
Preventing slips, trips, and falls is easiest when following the training provided. Ensure that members of the public are protected from your work activities – ideally by cordoning off areas in which you work and, as a minimum, posting warning signs.
Avoid creating new hazards or increasing the risks during your daily routines. For example, a spilled drink can create a slipping hazard but in a relatively small area. However, cleaning it with a mop increases the size of the hazardous area. And be mindful of your equipment ensuring that it is not placed where it can be easily tripped over.
Moreover, do not leave slip, trip and fall hazards any longer than necessary. Clean or dry the wet area immediately to avoid creating slipping hazards.
The following are the three main regulations in respect to this hazard.
- The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires business owners to ensure the health and safety of their employees and anyone that could be affected by their work. This means they need to balance the level of risks against the measures required to control the risks. This also includes taking adequate steps for slips, trips and falls prevention.
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Regulation 3)
This legislation includes responsibilities on business owners to assess risks, including those of slips, trips and falls, and take immediate actions where required.
- The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Regulation 12)
This law requires floors to be in good condition and free from any obstruction so that people can move around safely thus preventing slips, trips and falls at work.
Employers are responsible for maintaining workplaces and keeping everything in good condition to minimise the risk of slips, trips and falls. They are legally responsible for providing adequate training to reduce the risks of slips, trips, and falls.