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Injury Prevention Day 2018


Wednesday 15th August 2018 is “Injury Prevention Day”, a day dedicated to raising awareness of preventing harm.

There are many rules and regulations setting out the obligations of organisations as employers or those who allow access to the public to ensure adequate steps are taken to prevent harm or injury.  Employers for example are under a duty to identify, assess and control the potential risk of injury posed to staff in the workplace. This should include the provision of both health and safety training and task specific safe working procedures, the provision of necessary personal protective gear and safety equipment, together with ongoing monitoring and maintenance of those items. All accidents should be recorded and risk assessments reviewed periodically, in order to identify any areas of improvement and take account of any changes within the workplace.


Did you know that, according to the Health and Safety Executive, in the year 2016/2017, 609,000 non-fatal injuries occurred within the workplace?


Statistics show that 29% of those accidents reported were caused by slips and trips and 20% were due to incorrect moving, lifting or carrying of items. 17% of the recorded accidents were due to employees being struck by moving objects or coming into contact with machinery. Other accidents include, falls from height and acts of violence. Almost 30% of injured employees were absent from work for more than 7 days.


If you have suffered an injury, contact Linzie Viles, Shacklocks’ dedicated Personal Injury specialist, on 01623 626141 or to discuss how we may be able to help you to bring a claim.