Classify Your Fall Hazards to Make Them Easier to Control:

In everyday language, “fall” is a generic verb that describes the action of plunging downwards as a result of losing balance. But workplace fall prevention and OHS compliance is about protection against 3 different kinds of falls:

  • Slips: occur when a person’s foot or feet lose grip with the surface they’re standing on.
  • Trips: occur when a person stumbles on or over an object.
  • Falls: are vertical plunges from a surface above ground level like a platform, scaffold, roof or ladder.

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