Slips, Trips and Falls Legislation - NSS

There are various pieces of legislation that can come into effect if there are significant issues in regards to slips, trips and falls within the workplace:

Workplace (health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

These cover all aspects of the workplace, including a requirement that floors ate suitable, in good condition and free form obstructions

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

This places the general duty on NSS to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees.

To achieve this there is a requirement to provide adequate:

  • Training
  • Instruction
  • Information and supervision

It also places duties on employees to take reasonable care of their own safety and that of others. Employees must co-operate with NSS to help meet their legal obligations.

Management of Health and Safety at work 1999

This states that NSS must assess the risks to employees and make arrangement for their health and safety by effective:

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Control
  • Monitoring
  • Review

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992

This places duties on NSS to protect their employees form the risk of injury in the workplace. This includes a requirement to provide and ensure that the correct use of suitable personal protective equipment, this may include footwear if required.

  • Related Board:
    National Services Scotland