Most falls happen at home, in the garden or during leisure activities. According to the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu/bpa), 300,000 people stumble or slip every year in Switzerland. Of these people, 1,100 die as a result, 90% of them older people. The following tips from bfu/bpa will help you recognise and address the risks and get safely through the day.
Most falls from a height happen mainly because steps are slippery or people are in a hurry. Take your time, and use a stable ladder even for small jobs.
Safety on the stairs
Working at height