20% of all lost time injuries in Canada are due to falls. The costs of falls are great for both the worker and the employer due to time off work, medical expenses, worker’s compensation and replacement costs.
According to the Workplace Safety Insurance Board “same level falls account for 65% of all fall-related injuries”. This online course focuses on 'same level falls' from slips and trips. ‘Falls from heights’ will not be covered in this course. However, a section on step-ladder and step-stool safety awareness is included.
Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls may be taken in the comfort of your own home or on the workplace computer system. Depending on your pace, it takes approximately 30 min to complete. You may progress through the online course at your own pace and may stop & start at any time. You are required to achieve a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass, and are allowed 2 attempts to pass the test. A certificate of completion (and/or wallet card) may be printed at successful completion of the Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls Knowledge Assessment.