Did you know that poor footwear is often the cause of serious falls? Footwear such as sandals, flip-flops, clogs, crocs and very high heels may be a fashionable option, but when worn in the wrong environment, can be very dangerous.
Slips, trips and falls in the classroom, hallways, office areas and outdoors are one of the most frequently reported (and expensive!) claims faced by organisations. Choosing correct footwear is the first step to preventing these types of accidents and their subsequent consequences.
Choose footwear that is appropriate to your occupation, working environment and feet.
Make sure that the footwear you select is comfortable, but also conducive to preventing you from slipping in your work area as well as adverse weather conditions.
Footwear that presents a high probability of slipping and falling includes:
Additionally, when purchasing new footwear, consider these tips to avoid slips and trips: