Slips, trips and falls are the largest cause of accidents in all sectors from heavy manufacturing through to office work. In the Member States they have been identified as the main causes of accidents that result in more than 3 days absence from work. Accident risks are higher for those employed in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), particularly those in enterprises with less than 50 employees. Use of simple control measures can reduce the risk of injury from slips and trips. The advice in this factsheet applies to all types and sizes of enterprises.