With an increasing number of accidents at home and work, it is imperative to ensure that anything that can be done to reduce the chances of accidents is done.
In the UK alone, there are over 1,000,000 hospital visits per year caused by trips in the home (source RoSPA). Furthermore, there are over 1,500,000 work days lost per year for trips caused at work (source hse.gov.uk) which costs UK employers over ÂŁ500 million per year. Trips are the most common cause of major injuries at work. This shows that trip hazards in the home and at work are both significant and costly.
How to we reduce this risk?
It is unrealistic to say that accidents can be totally eradicated from the home and workplace. What is achievable is reducing the possibility of these accidents by some basic actions that are quick and easy to achieve yet can dramatically reduce the chance of trip and other accidents.
When it comes to trip hazards, the worst offender is wires or cords from electrical appliances not being organised in a safe way, both in the home and at work. Whether it is computer cables under a desk or TV and entertainment centre cables not tucked away safely at home, the risk from simple trips is greatly increased. There are many ways to make this situation safer quickly and easily. By using some readily available accessories or simple organisation, trip hazards can be reduced or eradicated altogether.
D-Line has a range of products that help reduce the risks in the workplace and at home in a stylish and effective manner, ensuring safety combines perfectly with aesthetics. This helps portray a professional image at work and a tidy, safe home. With items such as decorative trunking that blends in with skirting boards and hides cables, and linkable floor cable covers, safety can be achieved at minimal cost but with a really positive visual look.Â