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According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over 600,000 people were injured in accidents in the workplace in 2016/17 with 137 people losing their lives. Furthermore, well over 1 million people suffered illnesses caused by, or exacerbated by, their work. Between 2014/15 and 2016/17 there were well over 100,000 non-fatal workplace injuries sustained in The Midlands alone. This is why the HSE recommend making sure all workers in any given workplace, across all industry sectors (it’s not just manual work that carries risks), have up to date health and safety training appropriate to their roles. This is where we, APT health & Safety Training, come in.  Ready to talk training? Contact us now. Otherwise, browse our upcoming course, or read on…

Accident and illness prevention

For business owners and employees alike, preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be one of the highest priorities. As well as the obvious benefits to individual persons and their ongoing health, another advantage of appropriate and adequate health and safety training is that it reduces lost man-hours through illness and injury (hours which typically still need to be paid for) thus making businesses more productive and profitable. In addition, in increasingly litigious times, taking steps to reduce workplace accidents and illnesses also greatly reduces the risk of business owners’ being sued by injured employees.

health and safety in The Midlands

APT Health & Safety Training and Consultancy helps business owners to:

  • Ensure you or your employees are not injured or made ill by the work they do
  • Develop a positive health and safety culture at your company, so it becomes second nature to everyone
  • Identify how you could manage health and safety better
  • Meet legal obligations to protect the health and safety of your employees

 

Our diverse, effective and industry-recognised training courses will:

  • Contribute towards making your employees competent in all relevant areas of health and safety in THEIR specific workplace
  • Help your business avoid the personal distress that accidents and ill health can cause
  • Help you avoid the financial costs and losses of accidents and occupational ill-health; your insurance likely won’t cover all losses (damaged products, lost production and demotivated staff can all result from workplace accidents and illness)

 

UK law requires that you provide whatever information, instruction and training is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of your employees, so get your business new year off on the right foot and review your health and safety provision – for all departments.

 

If you’re a Midlands employer and unsure about your legal obligations and would like to consult with health and safety professionals, get in touch with APT Health & Safety today. It could be the best business decision you make in 2019!

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