Accidents at work happen so frequently that an amazing 0.6 million non fatal injuries have happened in the last 12 months alone; sadly 144 fatalities also occurred. This infographic shows the stats for 2015/16:
Often mocked and used to enforce ridiculous rules (most often not even true) Health & Safety needs to be taken seriously and employers are required by UK law to uphold legislation and have a duty to their employees. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Often referred to as HASAW or HSW, this Act of Parliament is the main piece of UK health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees.
All UK employees are required by law to undertake some Health & Safety training and show understanding within the workplace; to gain your NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) Health & Safety certificate you must complete an exam which covers an extensive 120 hours of study!
NEBOSH Certificate Courses get you ready for the responsibility of having your employees, colleagues and your very own safety in your hands.
SHEilds is a NEBOSH Health & Safety training provider and since 2002 has become one of the largest in the UK; Offering elearning courses, specialising in Health, Safety and Environmental qualifications.
They have produced a 'cheat sheet' to help with study and making sure you gain your qualification first time!
If you would like more information on the help SHEilds can give you or your company, you can find out more http://www.sheilds.org/nebosh-national-general-certificate/
After breaking my own ankle at work, in January this year; I know how easy it is for Health & Safety to be overlooked.
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This is a collaboration between SHEilds and myself. All my views are my own and my honest opinion.