The statistics on Slips, Trips & Falls published in the HSE Report 2022 provide some of the most powerful marketing tools in our arsenal and reading the annual report never fails to provide our Sales Teams with compelling reasons for our clients to improve site safety. Statistics show slipping and tripping is still the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces (although that number has dropped this year from 33%) and they are often the causes of other accidents such as falls from height. Slips & Trips also account for an estimated 974k days off work last year.
The latest HSE report also shows fewer fatal injuries but, unfortunately, a big jump in workers self-reporting non-fatal injuries from 441k in 2020/21 to 565k in 2021/22 (Labour Force Survey in 2021/22 (LFS)). This jump could be simply that in 2022 many people went back to the workplace after working from home during the COVID pandemic
We all know that indoor hazards such as trailing cables, liquid spills and obstructions can be quickly and easily resolved with good housekeeping, but what about the accidents that happen outside? Slippery outdoor steps and walkways put staff, visitors, clients and customers at risk but can be improved by adding long-lasting GRP Anti-Slip Strips, Stair Nosing or Tread Covers. Quick and easy to install, they are available in a range of colours to add contrast.
For a more comprehensive solution, Step on Safety provides bespoke non-slip access structures in and around factories, building sites, warehouses, power stations, rail depots and more. Step Overs, Hop Overs and Maintenance Platforms help ensure the safety of engineers working on the services – whether in a plant room or up on the roof.
To discuss access issues at your workplace get in touch today.