Slips and Trips: Introduction

Designed in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) , this online Slips and Trips training is suitable for anyone working in an environment where slips, trips and falls may occur such as warehouses, offices, construction sites, retail units and much more. The CPD approved training includes an instant digital certificate on completion.

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Course Overview


  • Basic
  • 1-2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 5 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Our introductory 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 introductory slips and trips course provides an entry into the topic that helps you cover the basics, and includes information that is widely applicable to anyone in a working environment.

We also offer Slips and Trips: Intermediate | Advanced

It addresses what we understand by slips and trips as well as how cleaning can help to minimise the risk they pose. The course is also personalised for various types of workplaces and work environments to meet the needs of your individual business.

The course has been designed to ensure an easy, engaging learner journey for you. It includes a wide variety of resources and is broken down into 11-bite sized modules that can be accessed in any order, allowing you to tailor the learning to your needs.

In the development of this course, we have worked with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who have provided both knowledge content and reviewed the material we have produced.

The HSE are the UK government agency responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in the UK.

Who should take this course

Our Slips and Trips: Introduction course is suitable for all workplace environments for a wide range of staff.

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


Our online health and safety course will take approximately 1-2 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 10 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

  • Outline why slips and trips are a risk and why they can happen
  • Appreciate the role of cleaning techniques and materials in accident prevention
  • Appreciate the main causes of trips and identify simple interventions to reduce them

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

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.