Slips and Trips

Minimise the risks of falls, slips and trips – among the most common causes of workplace injuries.

Key Learning Points:

  • How slips and trips happen
  • What causes slips and what causes trips
  • Which hazards can be found in a standard workplace
  • The steps to take to prevent slips and trips
  • How to clean floors safely

Course Overview

The most common cause of major injuries in UK workplaces, slips, trips and falls are almost always avoidable. Employers need to take the threat of slips and trips seriously to meet their duty of care towards their employees.

Our Slips and Trips course takes learners through the causes of slips and trips and how to prevent them.

Course Details

  • Part of our Slips and Trips collection of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Slips and Trips online course is broken down into three modules

Our Slips and Trips online course is broken down into three modules

Causes of Slips and Trips

Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common causes of injuries at work. Some work environments are at a higher risk than others, but they can take place anywhere. In this module, learners find out about the common causes of slips and trips and other unexpected hazards to look out for in the workplace.

Preventing Slips and Trips

Slips, trips and falls in the workplace are almost always avoidable. In this topic, learners will examine the basic precautions that can be taken to reduce the risks of slips and trips in their workplace, from changing the environment in which people operate to changing employee behaviour.

How to Clean Floors Safely

Spillages and mess do occur, but it is extremely important to ensure that they are cleaned up correctly. Leaving surfaces wet or improperly cleaned can cause them to become slippery and hazardous. This module explains cleaning products and methods of avoiding slips and trips.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners are assessed via multiple-choice questions about slips and trips and how to prevent them. They must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Slips and Trips Training

Slips, trips and falls account for nearly a third of non-fatal work-related accidents. They are one of the most common (and most preventable) causes of injuries in the workplace. While few of these result in fatalities, that is not to say that slips and trips shouldn’t be taken seriously, or that they cannot cause permanent damage to your workforce and organisation.

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that staff members are provided with a safe environment to work in, and to undertake regular risk assessments and offer training to this effect. Employees that do not offer this protection face legal action, not to mention the damage a serious slip, trip or fall could cause to the organisation’s morale and reputation at large.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

A slip or trip is any accident that involves a loss of footing, often causing injury. They are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Though workplaces that often have wet or cluttered flooring are more likely to suffer such incidents, no workplace is entirely safe from slips and trips and everyone should take the risks seriously.

Slips, trips and falls in the workplace can be caused by many different factors, including wet or uneven flooring, cluttered surroundings, lack of correct footwear or wet weather outside. Almost every slip, trip or fall can be prevented with the right safety control measures. These can often be simple, such as a protective covering over slippery surfaces.

The most common cause of workplace injuries is slips, trips and falls. They cause around a third of all workplace accidents and can lead to broken bones, head injuries and back injuries, among other consequences. Injuries caused by falls can happen in any workplace and are almost always easily preventable.

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