Understanding the underlying causes of slips, trips and falls in rail station environments 


  • ACRI is researching the underlying causes of slips, trips and falls from the perspective of the rail user within station and train environments.

The second stage of this research used eye-tracking technology to investigate behaviour and interactions as recruited participants navigated three stations in Brisbane.

The most common risky behaviours identified included:
  • People moving more quickly
  • Looking at a mobile phone
  • Looking upwards in a risky location
The final stage due for completion later in 2018 will focus on:
  • Issues that can be attributed to the placement of objects and information within a station
  •  Eye tracking data collection and analysis for higher risk groups, including people with a disability
  • Recommendations for mitigating slips, trips and falls