Did you know that there are 621,000 non-fatal workplace injuries in Britain per year! Now that?s a massive number! This is from the latest set of statistics from HSE.
RTITB is encouraging businesses in food services, transport and storage, wholesale, retail and manufacturing sectors to do more to improve workplace safety.
These particular sectors have significantly higher than average injury rates.
During 2015/2016 there where on average 1920 injuries per 100,000 workers. In Food services there where on average 2260 injuries per 100,000 workers and in the transport and storage sector, there were on average 2500 injuries per 100,000 workers? that is almost a third over the national average!
Many of these injuries in the transport and storage sector where related to transport & Storage, handling, working at heights and operating machinery.
As a result on injuries, the cost to Britain is estimated at over ?4.8million every single year!
There are also expected to be 4.5 million days lost due to injury every single year!
There are also fines totalling ?38.3 million annually following prosecutions due to health and safety breaches.
This just goes to show the importance of keeping your racking safe and ensuring you have your annual safety inspections and have some sort of safety product in place to help reduce these numbers and so you do not become a statistic.
At Advanced Handling and Storage, we are a proud supplier of the A-Safe product range to help prevent these accidents.
We also ensure that you know when your racking inspection is due to stick to the industry regulations. We can organise your inspection for you as well to save you the hassle.
If you want to find out more about the A-Safe range that we can provide your business or want to make sure you pallet racking is safe then make sure you give our friendly team a call to discuss your requirements further!
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