health and safety for cleaners

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls to Members of the Public

Course Name: Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls to Members of the Public – Improving Safety During Cleaning Operations

Course Duration: 15+ minutes

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Slips, Trips & Falls – Improving Safety During Cleaning Operations

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £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.

Course Outline

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

Learning Outcomes

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.

Course Benefits

This online training course on Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls has the
following benefits:

  • 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
  • Self-paced

Course Details

Study length15+ minutes
Approval bodyRoSPA assured
Target audienceAll cleaning staff – awareness
FormatOne interactive module with an end of course test
AssessmentOnline multiple choice test
CertificationOnline certificate issued immediately on course completion
Certification validity duration 3 Years

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