On The Right Foot: development of a model for the origin of tripping, slipping and falling accidents

Project No. BGAG 7600100612


completed 09/2003


Tripping, slipping and falling accidents have a wide range of causes. The objective of the project was to develop a comprehensive model in the context of the "On The Right Foot" campaign for consideration of these various causes. Extensive prevention measures may then be identified on the basis of the model.


A literature survey was performed on the subject of tripping, slipping and falling accidents. A model of the causes of such accidents was developed from the results. Technical, organizational and personal causes of accidents are presented, and results of studies into tripping, slipping and falling accidents described.


The results of the literature survey were published in a BGAG Report (PDF, 519 KB).

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Financed by:
  • Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG)
Research institution(s):
  • Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut Arbeit und Gesundheit - BGAG

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Type of hazard:

work-related health hazards


Sturz- und Absturzgefährung

Description, key words:

Causes of tripping, slipping and falling accidents