STEP - Slips and Trips eLearning Package

Watch Your STEP

What is the STEP tool?

The Slips and Trips eLearning Package (or STEP for short) is a great introduction to slips and trips, how they are caused, why preventing them is important and how to tackle them.

STEP includes easy-to-follow guidance, case studies, videos, animations and quizzes. These are designed to give you the information you need to set up and maintain a safer way of working.

What industries does it suit?

The general course is suitable for a wide range of industries. There are four other courses, specifically designed for Food Manufacturing, Hospitality and Catering, Education and Health and Social Care sectors.

There are also introductory, intermediate and advanced levels depending on your information needs.

Who can use it?

Anyone can use STEP to look at and start to understand some of the potential slip and trip hazards and risks found in the workplace.

How long will it take me to complete?

Each course contains three levels;

Level Time to Complete Description
Introductory 15- 20mins A short course, providing key information in an easy to follow interactive format.
Intermediate 1 Hour Several short lessons in plain English on key topics including footwear, flooring and assessing slip and trip risks.
Advanced Varies dependant on which topics user needs to complete Contains a number of detailed sections, several of a technical nature e.g. classification of flooring, procurement of footwear, test methods. For more trade specific information, we recommend taking the advanced course.
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WAIT - Work at height Access equipment Information Toolkit

Don't let a fall shatter your life

Since 2001, an average of 50 people in Great Britain have died each year as a result of a fall from height and a further 8 700 are seriously injured. Don't let a fall shatter your life!

What is the WAIT toolkit?

WAIT is a simple, user friendly, toolkit for people who occasionally work at height. It gives users practical advice and guidance on the factors to consider when selecting access equipment for planned work at height. It also gives guidance on how to work at height safely, plus useful information on some of the different types of access equipment available.

How will WAIT help people?

WAIT is useful for people who only work at height occasionally or are unfamiliar with some of the different types of access equipment available. It contains videos, case studies and other free downloadable, material from HSE as well as advice and guidance from leading industry bodies in this field.

Does the WAIT toolkit cover all work at height tasks?

WAIT does not give advice and guidance on specialised and more complex work at height, for example, working on fragile roofs and rope access techniques. These are complex areas of work where formal training and expert help and advice is required.

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