A Truckoman Workshop Helper injured his back in his room in the PAC after slipping on a wet tiled floor
Why did it Happen?
After washing his feet the individual stepped from the bathroom with wet
feet into the adjacent room which has a smooth shiny floor. The combination of
water dripping from his hands (causing the floor to be wet) and his wet feet on
the shiny surface caused the man to slip and sustain the injury.
Is There any Learning Value?
Everyone should be aware that not all dangers exist in the workplace and
that we must all be equally as vigilant in our own homes or accommodation.
Dangers exist on floors which have shiny surfaces and therefore extreme caution
must be observed when stepping on to them by either ensuring that the correct
footwear is worn or that bare feet are dry.