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Workplace Fatality Figures Show Importance of Safety Measures

There is nothing more important when you are running a business than protecting the wellbeing of your staff members. Of course, generating a profit and enjoying success is also crucial, but these things mean nothing if safety standards are breached and individuals suffer as a result.

While firms are doing much more to protect their personnel from risk these days, accidents do still happen. Indeed, figures produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that the number of workplace fatalities was up between April 2010 and March this year compared with the previous 12-month period.

A total of 171 individuals lost their lives while getting on with their tasks at work over the year. This was a rise on the 147 fatalities recorded in 2009-10.

One of the main issues for many employers to get to grips with is height safety. Operating high above the ground carries inherent risks and it is only through the skilful control of such danger that accidents can be avoided.

This is where we come in. Here at Heightsafe Systems we are experts when it comes to such matters and there is nothing we don’t know about minimising danger at height.

So, if your company requires fall arrest equipment, edge protection or anything else, you may well benefit from taking a look around our website.

By being proactive and raising your game when it comes to safety, you can reduce the risk that your business will end up contributing to the HSE’s figures in future.

15th December 2011 9:27 am

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