Slips, Trips & Falls Online Training

  • Describes how to identify slip, trip and fall hazards
  • Details what to do to avoid creating slip, trip and fall hazards
  • Describes how to reduce the risk from slip, trip and fall hazards.


Tablet Friendly
RoSPA Approved


The focus of the EssentialSkillz Slips, Trips and Falls online training is on preventing accidents.  Hazard spotting exercises, case studies and other forms of interaction are used to encourage the workforce to think about their role in preventing hazards which could result in slips, trips and falls. The Slips and Trips training covers the importance of housekeeping and cleaning in preventing hazards, and the role of appropriate footwear in environments where it is difficult to maintain a slip-free surface at all times. In relation to falls, the course provides information on the use of steps and step-ladders, with the emphasis on avoid work at height first, and secondly on using an appropriate means of access where it cannot be avoided.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Slips, Trips and Falls training can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To explain how slips, trips and falls occur in the workplace.
  • To identify common hazards that can cause slips, trips and falls.
  • To detail simple and effective control measures to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls occurring.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.

The course is RoSPA approved


The course lasts approximately 45 minutes, although this can depend on the level of existing knowledge.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience:

Any employees or contractors. It could usefully be used as part of an induction process, followed by a worksite induction which challenges people to use what they have learnt on the course to spot slip and trip hazards in their workplace.  The falls module is suitable for people whose main job is not working at height, but who might come across situations where they need to access something out of reach from the floor.

The course is not sufficient for people who work at height as the main part of their role (except as a refresher or preparation for skills-based training).