Common types of accident and incident

Lesson Progress:
  • Falling from height.
  • Slips, trips and falls on the same level.
  • Manual handling.
  • Being struck by mobile plant.
  • Contact with electricity.
  • Contact with moving machinery.
  • Being trapped by something collapsing.
  • Being injured in overturning vehicles and plant.

In many cases these accidents could have been avoided by taking simple precautionary measures (for example, clearing up the work area regularly to reduce the likelihood of slips, trips and falls).