Sector Specific Advice on Slips, Trips and Falls on the Same Level

Specific HSA advice on slips, trips and falls is available for

Catering and Hospitality Slips, Trips and Falls

Wet surfaces, stairs, steps kitchens, floor cleaning, bathrooms and entrances/exits are involved in catering and hospitality slips, trips and falls

Hospitality STF Factors

About 33% of those working in this sector are non-Irish nationals

Retail Slips, Trips and Falls

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From 2010 to 2016, 30% of over 1,600 HSA retail workplace visits found no slip, trip and fall risk assessment

"Shopper awarded €1.4m after slipping on grapes" (May 2016)

Retail STF Factors

Wet surfaces, stairs, steps (and escalators), vehicles, entrances/exits, floor cleaning and food spills are involved in retail slips, trips and falls

Females are significant slip, trip and fall victims in retail

Non-workers are hurt in retail slips, trips and falls

Retail Ireland advise “it would appear that claims resulting from slips, trips and falls have risen” and “nearly 50% of all claims made against retailers are slips, trips and falls cases” (February 2013)