The employees attitudes and perceptions towards the causation of slips and trips within a pub chain: A Qualitative study
Overbury, Grant Phillip
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Slips and trips can prove to cause significant injuries. The work presented here focuses on the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards the causation of such accidents in a well-established pub chain. A qualitative approach was undertaken through the use of two focus groups; one at the Melksham branch and another at the Bath branch. Population studies ranged from Assistant Manager, General Manager, Deputy General Manager, Head Chefs, Chefs and Team Members. Themes that had been identified from the results through thematic analysis indicate possible issues surrounding Health & Safety awareness, training and design features, whilst human nature also played a factor. Upon exploring the role of responsibility, participants had indicated that it just comes down to common sense and to follow procedures that have been set out by the organisation. Participants have also expressed that they learn from accidents that they have been involved in by changing how they behave the next time they work. Legal and physical issues had been identified as the perceived consequences of such accidents.
BSc (Hons) Environmental Health