Wintry weather conditions are responsible for a great deal of slip accidents. In order to prevent slip injuries in icy conditions, you should consider some or all of the measures described below.
Areas likely to be icy and cause slip related injuries should be gritted, preferably in the early evening or first thing in the morning, when snow, ice and frost are forecast. Such areas may, for instance, include:
- Car parks
- Building entrances
- Pedestrian walkways
- Sloped areas and constantly wet or shaded areas
If it is not possible to prevent slipping injuries by treating all areas, pedestrians should be diverted to less slippery paths by coning off untreated areas. When using cones, it is important to remove these cones once the danger of snow and ice is over, as people will otherwise start to ignore them even if there is a risk of slipping and falling.
You could also consider preventing slips and falls by covering smaller areas with insulating material during the night. Another alternative is to cover walkways with arbour-like structures, which obviously have to have sufficient height to allow people to safely walk through them.
When injuries happen
Employers, shop owners and other authorities in charge of places frequented by employees, customers or visitors have a duty to prevent slips, trips and falls on and around their premises. Should they neglect this duty and injuries by tripping, slipping or falling do occur, the injured party may be entitled to slip, trip or fall injury compensation.
Where to go for help
Should you sustain a fall, trip or slip injury because a shop owner did not grit his shop entrance, for instance, you could claim for slip injury compensation.
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Date Published: September 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice