Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Half Year Safety Review

It is hard to believe that it is already well over halfway through 2021 – our Health & Safety review has thrown up some important results

There is an increasing trend in the number of contractor injuries.

Top causes of all incidents: 32% slips, trips and falls, 14 handling lifting or carrying, 11% each of contact with moving machinery, exposure to harmful substances, hit by moving objects.

The top five focus areas for focus going forwards are:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Embed new take 5 and permit to work formats
  • Traffic management improvements
  • Commence roll out of Zero4Life today training programme
  • Maintain appropriate COVID controls

The Health & Safety team have put together a useful document reflecting on the last six months and identifying opportunities for improvement. This can be found in the download section of the UK News website: Half Year Safety Review (2218 downloads)  Please share and discuss with your teams and colleagues.