Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment for all their employees
UK (PRWEB UK) 14 January 2013
National Accident Helpline is urging employers to do all they can to reduce workplace risks in 2013 after recent figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that there were 24,000 major injuries as a result of accidents at work reported by employers in the UK in 2011/12*.
The highest numbers of accidents at work were in construction, agriculture and waste and recycling with a total of 87 fatal injuries.
Beth Powell, consumer director at National Accident Helpline said: “We want to encourage employers to start the new year by doing all they can to reduce the number of workplace injuries in 2013.”
Beth added: “Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment for all of their employees, and as shown in these statistics, failing to comply with health and safety could lead to serious consequences.”
Employers can find guidance and advice on health and safety in the workplace on the Health and Safety Executive website http://www.hse.gov.uk.
Notes to Editors
About National Accident Helpline:
National Accident Helpline is the biggest and most experienced personal injury claims company in the UK and has been championing consumers’ rights and providing access to justice since 1993.
The company helps thousands of people who’ve been injured at work through no fault of their own every year, by putting them in touch with experienced personal injury solicitors in their area.
- At a glance guide to Health and Safety Statistics - http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/at-a-glance.pdf