Slip & Fall Loss Prevention Tips
• Inspect the interior of your premises on a regular basis for unsafe
conditions that could lead to a slip & fall loss. Maintain a daily log
of when the inspection was done, what conditions were noted
and what corrective action was taken.
• Floors should be kept clean and in good repair at all times, with
loose or defective flooring being replaced immediately.
• Ensure that aisles are kept clear and free of fallen merchandise
or stock. (e.g. fruit, vegetables, clothes, etc.)
• During periods of inclement weather, all entrances should have
mats or rugs to help keep the floor clean and dry. Damaged mats
should be replaced as soon as possible.
• Non-slip wax should be used on floor surfaces, where required.
• Water and other spills should be mopped up immediately and a
Caution-Wet Floor sign should be posted.
• For surfaces that are consistently slippery, specialized non-slip
epoxy coatings or non-skid flooring materials may be used.
• For spills involving oil or other industrial materials, absorbent
non-combustible cleaning materials should be used.
• Ensure that all entranceways and aisles are clear of obstructions
and/or promotional displays.
• Inspect the exterior of your premises on a regular basis for unsafe
conditions that could lead to a slip & fall loss. Maintain a daily log of
when the inspection was done, what conditions were noted and
what corrective action was taken.
• Any damage to stairs, sidewalks and pavement should be repaired
as soon as possible, with signs and barriers posted, until such
time as repairs are completed.
• A snow and ice removal program should be implemented and
adhered to, with a single individual having responsibility for the
• Have the appropriate equipment, tools and materials available for
use by your staff in the case of a weather-related emergency, e.g.
shovels, salt, sand, etc.
• Professional snow removal contractors should be contracted to
plow, sand and salt your parking and walkway facilities. Ensure
that the contractor keeps a comprehensive log of the work
• Clean gutters and downspouts and ensure that melt water is directed
away from sidewalks and walkways. Check that exterior lighting is
adequate and check on a regular basis for malfunctioning light
• Establish and maintain a daily garbage removal program, whereby the
walkways and sidewalks are swept and the debris removed on a