Slips and Trips: Advanced

This online Slips and Trips: Advanced course has been developed in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and looks at covers the whole range of possible causes for slips, trips and falls in the workplace, how they can be reduced and how to deal with them should they happen. This CPD approved online training is tailored towards managers and supervisors across all sectors.

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Course Overview


  • Advanced
  • 5-6 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 5 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Our advanced course has been developed in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK government agency responsible for the regulations of workplace health, safety and welfare. This online course covers the whole range of possible causes for slips, trips and falls in the workplace, how design and planning can help to avoid them, and the procedures to deal with them should they happen.

Personalised for various types of workplace and work environments, this course is particularly valuable for managers and supervisors who are responsible for the overall health and safety compliance of a company.

We also offer Slips and Trips: Introduction | Intermediate

According to the HSE, slips and trips are the single most common cause of major injuries in the workplace, and are often also major factors in other injuries, such as falls from height and accidents involving machines. Therefore, training in this area is vital.

Our advanced and wide-ranging course covers the whole range of possible causes for slips and trips in the workplace, the consequences if inadequate care is taken, how design and planning can aim to avoid them, and the procedures to deal with them if they happen.

The course includes personalisation for various types of workplace and work environments in each section. If you are a manager or supervisor in any workplace and are responsible for the overall health and safety compliance, including planning and layout, you will find this course particularly valuable.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of what is covered:

  • How slips and trips can occur
  • Workplace injuries are more likely to be caused by a slip or a trip than anything else
  • Types of contaminants and spills that can cause slips
  • Designing physical and engineering solutions to avoid slips and trips
  • How to choose and implement a cleaning regime and relevant cleaning techniques, materials, equipment, and barriers
  • How to change your cleaning regime successfully
  • The importance of training, supervision, consultation of cleaning personnel
  • Choosing the right type of flooring for the workplace
  • How to test various types of floors and surfaces and using the resulting data
  • Appropriate footwear, selecting, testing, maintaining
  • Definition and control of environmental factors, external and internal
  • Human factors leading to slips and trips
  • The importance of risk assessments, supervision, and worker involvement
  • The importance of maintenance, housekeeping, and how a work system can ensure their regular completion
  • Designing workplaces and especially entranceways, including mats, doorways, canopies, ramps and tactile areas
  • Designing and using bathrooms, toilets and kitchens

The course includes short challenges throughout to test your knowledge, both already held and just learned. We have also included different types of media to ensure the course is engaging, such as videos, interactive scenarios and case studies to help relate the course to real-life.

Who should take this course

Our Slips and Trips: Advanced course is suitable for all workplace environments but has been tailored for managers and supervisors.

Workplaces where slips, trips and falls may occur include offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants/units, food preparation areas, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, residential homes and much, much more.


Our online health and safety course will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course and your progress will be automatically saved so you can log in and out as you please.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

You will learn

  • Why slips and trips are a risk and how they can happen
  • The slip potential model
  • How contaminates affect slip resistance and the importance of controlling contamination
  • The role of cleaning techniques and materials in accident prevention
  • Understand and interpret technical data sheets
  • How to select suitable footwear and how to test and maintain it
  • Potential environmental factors and the range of interventions to minimise their impact Understand the importance of a reporting system
  • The main causes of trips and identify simple interventions to reduce them
  • Outline how design choices impact on the creation and management of slip and trip hazards in the workplace
  • Understand how design and human factors can contribute to accidents on stairs
  • The latest relevant legislation
  • The hierarchy slips and trips prevention
  • How to conduct a risk assessment

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Health and Safety Supervisor
  • Workplace Managers
  • Team Leaders


The legislation covered in this course includes:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 and Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996
  • Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • 2002 Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.