Slips, Trips and Falls Campaign 2022
Slips, Trips and Falls (STFs) have been the top cause of both major and minor injuries in workplaces since 2012. In particular, there was a 15% increase in STF-related injuries from 2015 to 2020. This year’s STF Campaign continues to promote the co-creation of safe workplaces by encouraging companies to set and fulfil an STF Resolution to take time to check, clean and share to minimise or eliminate STF incidents together with their workers.
Make your company’s STF Resolution
Start by setting a company-wide resolution to check for STF hazards, clean up workplaces and share safety reminders with your workers on a regular basis.
The completed STF Resolution form will be sent back to you for record and to share with your employees. Use the resolution as a reminder to put your plans into actions. You will also receive STF tips and reminders which you can share with your workers.
Watch the STF Resolution infographic video.
Fill up the STF Resolution form.
1. Take Time to Check
a) Check your workplace to identify STF hazards
Often, STF hazards go unnoticed until a trip or fall happens. Accidents can occur when accessing or using workspaces, when getting up or down the steps, when walking up or down the slopes, or when one is distracted or tired.
Train your workers to identify STF hazards so that they can take actions to keep themselves safe.
Look out for these STF hazards in the workplace:
• Causes: wet, powdery, greasy
• Commonly found in kitchen, toilet, pantry, corridors, walkways, vehicle platforms, and steps used to mount or dismount from vehicles.
• Causes: wet, steep
• Commonly found when accessing different levels of work areas, walkways, and ramps at loading/unloading bays.
• Commonly found in work areas with slight difference in the levels, or with damaged floor surfaces.
• Cause: poor housekeeping
• Commonly found in work areas and along corridors/walkways.
b) Take action to ensure safety at your workplace
Workers should make it a habit to carry out these simple actions:
• Learn to recognise warning signages put up at work areas that can cause STFs.
• Wear non-slip shoes.
• Hold onto handrails when using the steps.
• Clear spills promptly.
• Remove clutter in work areas.
• Set up Care Time in your phone’s calendar as a weekly reminder to take care of your safety.
Employers should take these safety measures to prevent STFs in the workplace:
• Put up warning signages at areas with STF risks.
• Ensure that workers wear non-slip footwear for wet/oily flooring.
• Install handrails at steps.
• Cordon off hazardous areas, for example where there are leaks and broken tiles.
• Share safety messages on STFs with workers.
2. Take Time to Clean
• Remove clutter and practise good housekeeping regularly. Inform your workers how frequently they should do housekeeping in their workplace.
3. Take Time to Share
Download these resources and share with workers:
a. Sector-specific infographic posters:
• Construction industry
• Facilities Management sector
• Food and Beverage industry
• Logistics and Transport industry
• Marine industry
b. Pictogram warning signages (English, Mandarin, Bengali and Tamil) showing the various STF hazards. Put them up in your work areas or on vehicles:
• Slippery areas
• Uneven areas
c. Other STF prevention resources
• STF pictogram poster
• ABC Checklists
• STF sticker for heavy vehicle drivers
• Keep kitchen floor clean and dry poster
• 5 WSH Tips to preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
• H&EI kitchen safety video