What are the types of slips, trips and falls?
Slips, trips and falls sound similar, but they are different types of accidents.
A slip is when you lose balance on a slippery surface such as a loose floorboard, polished floor, wet or muddy floor or a broken ramp.
When you trip, you fall to the ground because your leg or your foot has hit something. Clutter left in walkways, damaged paths, exposed cables and uneven paving stones are all examples of trip hazards.
Falls can be the result of a slip or a trip. Poor lighting, such as streetlamps not working, can also cause slips or trips that lead to falls.