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Accident Prevention and Health at Work

Revitalising Health and Safety

Accidents in the workplace can take a terrible toll, both in terms of economic cost and human suffering. Most are preventable and increasingly, they are leading to compensation claims or other legal action.

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There is much that can be learnt after a workplace accident has occurred but it is much better to prevent these accidents happening in the first place.

Consult with your colleagues and employees about the various work activities that may cause harm to themselves or to visitors. Once these have been highlighted, take measures to reduce the likelihood of them occurring. More often than not simple inexpensive measures are all that are required.

Key areas of risk that you should focus on include:

Please refer to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) links below for further information.

In order to assist businesses in the management of these specific risks, we have also produced several self-assessments. These forms are freely downloadable below and cover many risks in the workplace.

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What you can expect of regulatory services within the Public Protection and Business Support Service can be found by visiting our Regulators Code page.