Fall prevention is an important topic that should be a priority to all businesses and companies. Unfortunately, only a portion of fall prevention is addressed by some companies. Many people tend to think fall prevention only has to do with safety on ladders or other high places, but these people don’t know that most falls happen at ground level.
Slips, trips and falls cause thousands of injuries every year. These falls are the result of the physical condition of the area and can be caused by inclement weather, poor lighting, obstructions, or slippery surfaces. A company can often be held liable for any injuries that result from these factors.
Due to the fact that a company can be held financially responsible for any injuries that occur on the premises, it’s important to make sure you’re covered. If you own your own business or company, be sure to make your property as safe as possible. Remove or reduce all fall hazards, and complete safety inspections on a regular basis. Taking these preventative measures can help keep your employees and customers safe and injury-free.