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Slips & Trips Risk Essential Contamination

The risk of slipping, if both footwear and the floor being walked on are clean and dry, is very small. The presence of a contaminant (such as water, oil, or dust) can transform a low risk environment into a highly dangerous one. It is important to understand the risk posed by contamination and to take steps to prevent it getting on floors or take measures to control the risk of slips.
Document type: Insights
Last updated: 10 June 2022
First published: 13 August 2020