RR731 - Slip and trip workshops for NHS staff
A survey and case study evaluation
During the period 2004 - 2007 HSE carried out a targeted initiative to reduce slips and trips accidents in NHS Trusts. A key element of the initiative was a one-day Slips and Trips Workshop, customised for the healthcare sector, and delivered regionally in 23 locations around the UK. The Workshops were targeted specifically at health and safety and other relevant practitioners working in NHS establishments. The aim of the Workshops was to:
- raise the profile of slips and trips as a health and safety issue;
- impart information about the range of slip and trip improvement measures available to NHS Trusts;
- make known the various sources of support and guidance that NHS Trusts can call on when addressing slip and trip related issues.
Evaluation questionnaires completed by delegates at the end of the workshops showed them to be very well received (see Appendix 6). This study looks at the impact of the Workshops in terms of subsequent slips and trips reduction measures put in place by NHS Trusts
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 author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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