Slip Trip Fall signs
What slip, trip and fall hazards do you need to warn the public about?
Here are some common slip, trip, and fall hazards to warn about:
- Wet floors: Wet floors can be very slippery, especially if they are not well-marked. Make sure to place a caution sign or wet floor sign in areas where the floor is wet, such as after cleaning or when it is raining or snowing.
- Spills: Spills can also create slippery surfaces. Be sure to clean up spills immediately, and place a caution sign or wet floor sign in the area until the spill is completely dry.
- Uneven surfaces: Uneven surfaces, such as cracks in the sidewalk or steps that are not level, can also cause slips, trips, and falls. Make sure to repair any uneven surfaces as soon as possible, and place a caution sign in the area until the repair is made.
- Poor lighting: Poor lighting can make it difficult to see hazards on the ground, such as wet floors, spills, and uneven surfaces. Make sure that all areas are well-lit, especially at night and in areas where there is a lot of traffic.
- Obstructions: Obstructions in the walkway, such as cords, boxes, and clutter, can also cause slips, trips, and falls. Make sure to keep walkways clear of obstructions, and place a caution sign in the area if there is an obstruction that cannot be removed.
Here are some additional tips for preventing slips, trips, and falls:
- Wear appropriate footwear. Avoid wearing sandals or flip-flops in areas where there is a risk of slipping, such as wet floors or around pools.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to the ground where you are walking and be careful of any potential hazards.
- Take your time. Don't rush when you are walking, especially in areas where there is a risk of slipping or tripping.
- Use handrails when walking on stairs or ramps.
- Hold on to something sturdy if you are walking on an uneven surface.
By being aware of the hazards and taking steps to prevent them, you can help to keep yourself safe from slips, trips, and falls.