Guidance on the Prevention of Slips & Trips in the Dairy Industry

on Tuesday, 11 August 2015. Posted in Reference Documents

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Slips and Trips injuries account for 35% of 'major' injuries in the food and drink industries.

In the dairy industry, of those accidents reported to Dairy UK, 74% were slips and 26% trips. Of the slip accidents 66% happened on site and 34% off site, whilst 48% of trips occurred on site and 52% off site.

The top causes of the accidents in the food and drink industry are wet floors; contaminated floors from spillages of ingredients, milk, chemicals or oil from machinery; damaged or uneven floor surfaces; incorrect footwear; equipment, objects, materials causing obstructions.

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