When it comes to minor collisions, a lot of us regard bumps and scrapes as unavoidable. After all, that’s why we pay insurance premiums, right? However, did you know that the estimated average cost of a vehicle repair after being in a crash is £1,200 and the cost of associated actions is conservatively estimated to be 4-6 times higher than the initial repair value. That means that an average incident could cost your organisation between, £4,800 and £7,200, and that’s just for low level collisions!
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Our essential manual handling infographic is packed full of top tips to help ensure you and your colleagues stay safe when lifting objects. So if your job requires any manual handling activity, there’s something here for you…
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Winter is on its way, and with it come the most treacherous driving conditions of the year. Drivers need to take into account anything from frost to heavy snow. So, we’ve put together a handy myth busting guide to give you some top winter driving tips – offering advice on skidding, snow, fog and much more. (more…)
The construction sector accounts for just 5% of employees in Britain, yet it accounts for 27% of all fatal injuries to employees, many of which result from falls. However, it’s not just construction workers who are at risk when working at height… In fact, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries full-stop, with common cases including falls from ladders or through fragile roofs. That’s why this year’s #OSHtober is focussed on working at height and raising awareness of the dangers. (more…)
More than a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at height every year. Falls are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury at work. That’s why this year’s #OSHtober focussed on working at height and raising awareness of the dangers. In this article, we look at some of the common questions relating to working at height.
Lifting. It’s not complicated, is it? You pick something up and put in back down again. Most of us have been doing it since we were a few months old. Yet incredibly, more than a third of all workplace injuries which result in someone being off work for more than three days are caused by poor manual handling. So what’s going wrong?