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Slips and trips

Over a quarter of all reportable accidents in  ports and docks are due to slips or trips. Slips and trips can be serious, resulting in broken or dislocated bones and long periods off work. They should not be accepted as ‘one of those things’. Simple steps can often be taken to prevent them happening.

Typical slip and trip hazards in ports

How the risks can be reduced

What law applies?

Updated 2014-06-02