RR382 - Identifying human factors associated with slip and trip accidents
This report details the findings of a research project to investigate the impact of human factors on the likelihood and severity of slip and trip accidents. Specific objectives of the study were to:
- Investigate fully the human factors associated with slip and trip accidents
- Identify common factors preceding the accident event from the perspective of the duty holder and the injured party
- Determine critical points where the momentum of events leading to the accident could have been neutralised
- Identify usable, practical strategies for the control and reduction of slip and trip accidents.
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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