Awareness in the Workplace
There were over 1.4 million employees recorded as suffering from work-related illness in 2017/2018, of which 144 employees were reported as suffering fatality whilst at work and 71,062 injuries reported following RIDDOR guidelines. This has led to an estimated 30.7 million working days being lost, and a cost of £15 billion through injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/2017).
You are required to provide whatever information, instruction and training is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of your employees.
Preventing accidents and ill health caused by work is a priority for everyone at work. As the owner or manager of a business or organisation you know that competent employees are your most valuable assets. Providing good health and safety information and training will help you to:
- Develop a positive culture within your workplace, where good working practices become second place
- Ensure employees are not injured or suffer illness through their work activities
- Help you find safer better ways of managing safety and completing tasks whist maintaining legal compliance