Course Summary:

Everyone loses their footing from time to time, including while at church. With the wide variety of people that make up most congregations, from small children to the elderly, the possibility always exists for a nasty slip, tumble, or serious injury. In this 30-minute course, users will learn the risks, the most common causes, and safe practices to help avoid these types of accidents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the risks associated with slips, trips, and falls
  • Know the various types of accidents and injuries associated with slips, trips, and falls
  • Identify the major causes of slip, trip, and fall accidents in a wide variety of situations
  • Prevent future hazardous situations with good housekeeping practices, floor maintenance, and safety procedures
  • Recognize safe practices that you can follow to eliminate these types of situations in the future

Key Topics Include:

  • Definitions Associated With Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Understanding Your Risks
  • Implications of Accidents
  • Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • General Housekeeping Responsibilities
  • Injuries Associated With Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
  • Top 10 Reasons That Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents Occur
  • Improper Mats/Runners and Tripping Hazards
  • Stepstools and Ladders
  • Stairs and Handrails
  • Inadequate Lighting
  • Weather Conditions
  • Outdoor and Floor Surface Irregularities
  • Poor Drainage and Floor Contaminants
  • Human Factors Associated With Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
  • Environmental Challenges That Create Dangerous Situations
  • Planning for Safety