If a participant asks you to help them understand what constitutes a fall, please can you refer to the recognised definition: *“an unexpected event in which the participant comes to rest on the ground, floor or other lower level” (Lamb et al. 2005).* They may describe trips or stumbles or near misses where they have managed to save themselves but unless they actually came to land on a lower level or the ground, these are not falls in accordance with this definition, therefore should not be recorded as such.