In home child care slip, trips, and falls
Are you aware that in home child care providers report a significant number of injuries as a result of slips, trips, and falls? These accidents can occur at any time due to wet and slippery conditions or when there are foreign objects left on walking surfaces. Consider the following to reduce the risk of slips and falls within your home based child care center:
It’s also important to pay attention to slip and fall hazards outside your home. Here are a few things to consider:
Trips and falls happen when a foreign object is in the way of where someone is walking or the walking surface itself is uneven. Due to the nature of child care centers, with toys and others items commonly on the floors, trip and fall accidents are very common. Consider the following steps to reduce these common incidents:
Most home based child care centers have unique characteristics that require your attention to reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls. Regular observations of your home and its surroundings will allow you to identify hazards that need to be corrected. Take immediate action when hazards are observed before someone has a chance to fall.
If an accident does occur on your property it is important to investigate and report it immediately. An investigation may include taking pictures of an area where someone fell, gathering contact information of anyone injured, and collecting the facts of the accident. Click here to learn more information on claim mitigation.
The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.