Our eLearning tool, STEP (Slips and Trips eLearning Package) is designed to help you assess and manage slip and trip hazards in the workplace. Learn more about how STEP is being used by vocational colleges to train students.
If you need to occasionally work at height, and aren’t sure about which access equipment to use, we’ve created WAIT (Work at height Access equipment Information Toolkit) to help you select the correct access equipment for the job.
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.
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.
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.
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.|
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!
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.
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.
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.Visit the WAIT Tool site