• Health and Safety in the Workplace

    July 2019

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Health and Safety in the Workplace is becoming more crucial for employers to get right and having the correct training for employees is so important.

In 2017/18 there was an estimated 555,000 non-fatal injuries reported to workers according to self-reports (HSE). The two largest types of accidents were slips, trips and falls on the same level and handling, lifting or carrying.

Non-fatal injuries to employees by most common accident kinds
(Non-fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR 2017/18, includes those accident kinds that account for 5% or more of the total)

420, 000 of these injuries lead to up to 7 days of absence and 135,000 injuries that lead to more than 7 days of absence. With the correct measures and techniques in place many of these accidents could have been avoided.

Self-reported non-fatal injuries by length of absence from work
(LFS estimate, 2017/18)

Health and Safety – Training

A lot of workplace injuries could be preventable by having the correct levels of training in place. The importance of having Health and Safety and Risk Assessment training in the workplace is vital. However, some employers overlook this fact and do not have sufficient measures in place.

Training creates a safer working environment for employees. However, it also has massive benefits to the employer. A safer work environment reduces the amount of non-fatal injuries, meaning less absences. This allows the workforce to remain at work and effective and efficient for longer period of times.

Vortex Training have various Health and Safety in the Workplace options/packages available. Ranging from short impactful CPD courses to fully accredited Level 2 & 3 courses. If you are seeking advice on how to create a safer working environment get in contact with Vortex today to discuss the options we have available!

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