Keeping your team safe

Published:  26 May, 2009

NEWPORT, SHROPS: Latest figures from the Health & Safety Executive show that over two million people in the UK attributed their health problems to their current or past work.

The statistics, looking at health and safety in workplaces between 2007 and 2008, also found that 229 people were killed at work.

A variety of reasons may explain these statistics, but rather than focusing on blame, employers should concentrate on providing high quality training courses to staff. That is the message from leading health and safety training course provider, Instant Training.

Helen Carr, managing director of the company, which offers IPAF, PASMA, ladder and harness training, said: “While more organisations seem to be taking notice and providing their employees with health and safety training, the importance of managing a safe working environment is still not being fully realised.

“By law, the onus is on the employer to provide adequate and thorough training to maintain high levels of safety and to look after its workforce.”

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