According to the ILO (International Labour Organization), at least 1.9 million people die from work-related accidents or diseases every day and there are 360 million non-fatal occupational accidents each year.
In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive reports that there were 1.7 million working people suffering from a work-related illness in 2020/21 and 142 workers were killed at work.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the UK.
The Act requires employers to do what is “reasonably practicable” to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and others who might be affected by their business.
This means ensuring that workers and others are protected from anything that could cause harm by controlling workplace risks that could lead to injury or ill-health.
Staff training is an essential part of health and safety compliance: ensuring your employees know how to work safely and what to do in case of an accident or incident is paramount to meeting your legal responsibilities under the Act.
Implementing best-practice health and safety measures will:
Staff training is an essential component of your health and safety compliance activities.
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