Information for employers


Be responsible

How risky is your business? People slipping up at work is the most common cause of major injuries and can prove more costly than you think.
Small hazards can cause accidents with serious consequences
What's the damage?
Every year it costs UK employers £500 million a year.
  • Over 90% of those injured are absent from work for at least one week.
  • Accidents from trips account for 16% of compensation claims.
  • Negative PR contributes to low morale within the workplace.
Read the case study about an unrepaired walkway that cost an employer thousands.

Simple solutions
Why not improve your employees' work environment and keep absenteeism, insurance, wage and civil liability costs low?
  • Put in place a management system.
  • Carry out regular risk assessments.
  • Make sure you read up on the relevant laws and regulations.
Follow our top tips to make your workplace safer.
Find out how cleaning procedures can help reduce accidents.

Useful Resources


Managing absence in small businesses
Download this PDF on how to help employees back to work

Assess your walkways
Try the slip assessment tool

Want to know more?
Click here for further information on workplace slips