Wintry weather has arrived; slips and trips accidents are especially frequent at this time of year.

With low temperatures and less daylight, winter can make surfaces perilous; slip and trip accidents increase significantly.

There are plenty of seasonal factors to consider when avoiding these sorts of accidents. Poor lighting, excess water from rain and even gritting can all cause problems.

Remember, employers have a responsibility for safe access and egress from their premises, which includes footpaths and car parks.

Take a look at the online guide from the HSE and stay safe this winter.