We #StandWithUkraine, find out how to help here.
Health and Safety

Slips and Trips: Intermediate

Slips_and_Trips_Intermediate Slips_Trips_Intermediate Slips_and_Trips_Intermediate Slips_and_Trips_Intermediate

Course Overview

  • Intermediate
  • 4-5 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • 5 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Our intermediate 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 a range of possible causes for slips, trips and falls in the workplace, how you can design and plan to avoid them, and provides details of the right procedures to help you deal with them.

We also offer Slips and Trips: Introduction | Advanced

You will learn

  • Outline why slips and trips are a risk and why they can happen
  • Be able to explain the slip potential model
  • Understand how contaminants affect slip resistance and the importance of controlling contamination
  • Appreciate the role of cleaning techniques and materials in accident prevention
  • Recognise the properties of different flooring materials and types and how to clean and maintain them
  • Understand and interpret technical data sheets
  • Selecting suitable footwear, and how to test and maintain it
  • Understand potential environmental factors and the range of interventions to minimise their impact
  • Understand the importance of a reporting system
  • Appreciate the main causes of trips and identify simple interventions to reduce them
  • Be aware of the relevant legislation
  • Know the hierarchy for slips and trips prevention
  • How to conduct a risk assessment

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Office Workers
  • Food preparation workers
  • Construction site workers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Public sector workers
  • New staff in a wide variety of workplaces
  • Trainees


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.

    If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable 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 physically 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 by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.


Volume discounts for teams

If you're buying more than 10 of the same course then our volume discounts will be automatically applied to your basket:

  • 20% discount for orders of 10+ of the same course
  • 30% discount for orders of 50+ of the same course
  • 40% discount for orders of 100+ of the same course

Simply choose your training courses, purchase online and your volume discount will be added to your basket.

Looking to buy a mix of courses?

If you need a broader catalogue of online training for your team we can help you build a tailored package.

Speak to us to get started
Or call 01943 889 480

Ready to go FAQs

Want to learn more about our solutions for your business?

Speak to us about the training problems your business or organisation is facing, and we'll create the solution to solve them

Contact our experts now