Companies could avoid making business insurance claims following slips, trips and falls on their premises by taking early preventative measures.
Roger Bibbings, occupational safety advisor at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said these types of incidents account for 40 per cent of all major injuries in the workplace.
However, he said there are some simple measures employers can take to avert them and keep their employers and their customers safe.
For example, making sure that buildings have good lighting could prevent workers from tripping up or down steps or over objects.
Mr Bibbings also suggested using matting at entrances for people to wipe their feet to prevent smooth floor surfaces from becoming slippery.
"All such measures are cheap and easy compared to the pain and cost of falls leading to fractures and other injuries," he remarked.
After slipping and tripping, the second most common cause of injury in the workplace is falling from a height, according to the latest Health and Safety Executive data.