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RR375 - Evaluation of the Slips and Trips Roadshow Seminars for Government Departments and the Insurance Industry

This report describes evaluation work on the slips and trips roadshow seminars conducted by the Slips Priority Programme Team of HSE for employees of Government departments and the insurance industry. The research employed a questionnaire that had previously been developed specifically for the evaluation of the seminars and a number of interviews. Three seminars were evaluated but because of the relatively small numbers of delegates involved and the lack of apparent difference between the groups the data were aggregated for analysis.

The evaluation found that, as in previous evaluations, the seminars had been highly successful in positively altering the knowledge and attitudes of participants. The interviews provided some interesting (if anecdotal) evidence for changes in safety behaviour. The study concludes that the roadshow seminars are a very effective means of reducing the risk of slip and trip injuries and makes some recommendations for progressing the programme.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-03-19