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Did you know, it is a well-known fact that the construction sector is one of the primary industries responsible for the highest rate of injuries at work?

On average, around 6,000 people die every day due to a work-related injury or illness. The most common causes of injury at work within the construction industry itself are fatal slips and trips, and falling from a height.

While accidents do happen, taking extra care and precautionary measures prior to carrying out any task is of utmost importance, as the safety of your employees could be dependent on the processes you have implemented.

As an employer, there are many things you can do to ensure the safety and protection of your workers, to the absolute best of your ability. After all, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Therefore, it is your duty to ensure that the planning that goes into any allocated task is completely thorough and well-organised, with any risks factored in and considered beforehand.

It is absolutely vital that you ensure all appointed workers are adequately trained, competent and qualified to carry out the task they are instructed to do. Risk assessments are there for a reason, so make sure they are completed prior to any task that contains any element of risk; be it big or small.

Ensure all equipment is regularly tested and well-maintained throughout and any necessary steps are taken to prevent and reduce accidents. Continuous observation and monitoring of staff may pinpoint any potential hazardous processes currently in place. Protective clothing could also minimise and shield injury in the event of an accident.

Also, keeping work to the ground wherever possible ensures work at height is carried out only when absolutely necessary.

A large number of accidents at work happen due to insufficient and poor training. But you can ensure your workers are suitably trained to a high standard by enrolling them in a training course with North East Access Training today.

Not only could this go a long way to promoting safety in your workplace, but it will also help to reduce future absences and potential legal costs for your company.

For more information, contact North East Access Training now.