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HSE Shattered Lives Campaign

25 February 2010

The HSE have launched their "Shattered Lives" campaign to promote awareness of slip and trip risks and falls from height.

HSE Shattered Lives campaign poster

Why 'Shattered Lives' Slips, trips and falls Campaigns?

These are workplace hazards that are simple and easy to prevent are not dealt with and as a result:

  • Over 10,000 employees suffered a major injury as a result of a slip or trip at work in 2008/09.
  • Over 4,000 employees suffered a major injury as a result of a fall from height in 2008/09.

STEP e-Tool

"STEP" is an e-tool providing slip and trip guidance through interactive learning. It is an easy way to learn about slips and trips, their causes, how to prevent them and why stopping them is important. To enhance the learning experience STEP includes quizzes, videos, animations and interactive sequences. The package provides practical guidance and learning that will, if put into practice, help successfully tackle slips and trips in the workplace.

WAIT Toolkit

"WAIT" has been developed to help people who are required to work at height, understand what the key issues are and the factors to consider to enable them to select the correct type of access equipment. WAIT is a simple, user-friendly web based toolkit that supports the user by providing clear linkages to other detailed HSE and Industry advice and guidance. It also includes additional resources such as case studies and videos.

WAIT does not take into account specialised types of work at height and is aimed at the occasional user of more common types of access equipment.