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Slips, Trips and Falls are #2 in Police Officer Injuries

Police officers are subjected to an environment where exposure to high-stress events, rapidly changing circumstances, and long, tiring days and nights are common. They are often on their feet for long shifts, which can lead to muscle fatigue or musculoskeletal disorders. The Health and Safety Executive in the UK requires employers to report certain serious workplace accidents classified under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). In 2012/2013 on, the top three reported accidents were physical assault, slips and trips and handling incidents.

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There are several risks that police officers are exposed to daily. The most common are:

Slips, trips, and falls

Muscle fatigue or musculoskeletal injuries such as back, neck and shoulder pain

Fractures, dislocations, and sprains to upper and lower limbs

Regardless if the injury is minor or major, preventing and avoiding risks within and around police stations creates a safe working environment.

Safety boots for police by Shoes For Crews

There are a variety of reasons why law enforcement officers may be injured on the job. These include:

  • High pressured work environments 
  • Risk of car or motorbike accidents 
  • Wearing improperly fitted footwear 
  • Working in a high-stress environment wearing heavy uniforms and equipment 
  • Not following safety procedures and protocols, and more

There are a few things that police bosses can do to help reduce the risk of foot injuries among police officers:

  • First of all, they can make sure that police staff have adequate rest breaks and are not standing on their feet for extended periods of time. 
  • Second of all, they can provide officers with appropriate police safety boots that are comfortable, durable and support the feet, avoiding trips, falls and back issues.
  • Finally, employers can create a safe working environment by reducing potential hazards and ensuring officers are protected while on the job.

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Workplace Injuries Impact Budget

With fewer police on the streets due to work-related injuries, duties usually performed on shifts or patrols may not be carried out. This loss can be recovered through the quality of service provided to citizens. It is important that your police staff are supplied with durable and supportive safety footwear to ensure that officers are properly protected. Additional direct and indirect costs from a high rate of work-related injuries include:

  • Liability claims
  • Lawsuits
  • Damaged equipment or property
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Low officer morale
  • Pressure to return to work sooner than able
  • Heavier workload for active duty


Mitigation of risk and accident prevention for police trainees, officers, sergeants and other law enforcement are the leading methods for avoiding these costs, improving safety, comfort and budget. 

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