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Preventing slips, trips and falls

In our increasingly litigious society, there has been a significant rise in the number of claims for injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls made against churches. It's not just your congregation you need to consider, we are also seeing more claims for falls from employees and volunteers - such as falling from a ladder or tumbling down stairs carrying church items.

This is a tragedy as many of these claims are largely preventable by taking a few common sense steps. We have produced a short video with advice for your church.

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Obligations outlined by the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act and reinforced by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure staff are kept safe by minimising slip, trip and fall risks within the workplace.

Carrying out an effective risk assessment can help reduce the risk of these accidents and injuries. They also provide significant help to your insurer when defending, when justified, you and your organisation against injury claims resulting from slips, trips and falls.

Methodist Insurance can provide a wide range of health and safety guidance and slips, trips and falls checklist to help you minimise the risk of slips, trips and falls on your premises.

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