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Slips and trips - Human factors

Falls are often attributed entirely to human error. The person who has fallen often feels embarrassed and they can be quick to assume that it was their own fault. However, even though human error is likely to have been a factor, it is rare that human error is the sole cause. Some may argue that human errors are inevitable, but by the same argument, they are a foreseeable risk, and so should be considered when performing risk assessments and implementing risk control measures.
Document type: Risk Standards & Guidance
Last updated: 26 April 2024
First published: 26 April 2024
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