Slips and trips in production areas
Walkways, work areas, and pallets
sure that walkways are well-marked and kept clear of pallets and other obstructions
at all times. Also ensure that work areas have identified places for pallet
loading and unloading.
Trolleys and lift trucks
and lift trucks, particularly those left on pedestrian routes, can cause
obstructions. When not being used store them in specially designated areas.
Trailing cables and wires
trip over cables and wires, particularly on pedestrian routes. Permanently
wire equipment to avoid trailing cables. Alternatively use cable covers.
Where necessary restrict access to prevent people having to cross trailing
cables and wires.
Strapping, wrapping and loose paper
pieces of strapping, wrapping and loose paper can cause slips and trips.
Make sure that these items are disposed of carefully in suitable bins placed
in convenient locations.
Oil contamination and other spillages
contamination on floors increases the risk of slipping. Oil leaking from
poorly maintained machinery or vehicles such as forklift trucks is often
the cause. Maintain equipment and vehicles to prevent oil leaks and contamination.
If there is a leak, clean the contaminated area immediately with a suitable
It’s not just oil contamination. Spillages of any other liquids should
be cleaned up immediately, no matter how small. Dry the floor after cleaning
using towels or a dry mop. If a floor remains wet after cleaning, put up
warning signs whilst the floor is drying.