Weather Monitoring for Ice (/Snow) Slips and Falls

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Ice is mentioned in over 90% of ice (/snow) slips, trips and falls.  Did you know the science behind exactly why ice is so slippery remains something of a mystery

  • Over half of workplace ice slips and falls occurred from 6am to 11am
  • Many accidents involved Walkways, Carparks and Vehicles
  • In both January 2010 and December 2010 there were over 130 slips at work on ice alone 
  • Monitor and act on Met Éireann "snow/ice" or "low temperature" weather warnings, for example, School Transport will be cancelled in Red warning areas

Met Eireann weather warnings


risk assessment approach to ice slips and falls should consider

  1. Weather
  2. Activities
  3. Locations
  4. Communication
  5. Sample Dynamic Risk Assessment

See Ice, Snow Further Information