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Question 303 November 2004

High heels causing slips, trips & falls - engaging employee cooperation

In a recent accident a female office based employee tripped when coming down stairs the main factor being her high-ish heeled shoes. The female staff were approached and asked to re-consider their choice of footwear worn at work but this request was met with point blank refusal.

Has any member come across similar problems? Has anyone a dress policy (specifically footwear) in operation? If so, how was it successfully implemented? What hurdles had to be overcome?


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  • AWE Plc
  • BT plc
  • EDF Energy plc
  • Homeserve plc
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Pilkington UK Limited
  • Shorts Brothers Plc
  • SunChemical Ltd
  • Transport for London
  • VocaLink

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