The Health and Safety Executive; Health and Safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2019 publication identified slips, trips and falls as the most common “accident kind” for non-fatal injuries. They were responsible for 29% of all the non-fatal workplace injuries. Napthens H&S Senior Health & Safety Consultant, Neil Hughes-Hutchings, talks about the hazards that can be encountered at this time of year.
- Lighting can help to reduce the risks of vehicles and pedestrians coming into contact with each other, and also help workers feel safe when returning to their vehicles
- Another factor with this time of year, is the drop in temperature, and the increased likelihood of snow and ice. Arrangements should be made to minimise risks from snow and ice. This may involve gritting, snow clearing and closure of some routes, particularly outside stairs, ladders and walkways on roofs”
- One last slip hazard for you to consider this time of year is the falling of leaves and the slip hazard they present when wet
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