Simple measures 'can prevent accidents at work'

Simple measures can be taken by managers to help avoid accidents at work such as slipping and tripping occurring on their premises.

That is according to Jill Joyce, senior policy and technical advisor at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Iosh), who has insisted that companies often do not have to take drastic action to vastly improve the safety of their workplace.

Ms Joyce explained that "basic steps" are all that is required to "prevent accidents from happening", which, in turn, will minimise the "damage to their bottom line from being costly".

For instance, the Iosh official noted that bosses can "embed a safety culture into their organisation" by implementing various training regimes, as this will offer long-term benefits and improvements to the culture within a working environment.

Recently, Ms Joyce said that research by her body had found that instances of slipping and tripping cost employers some £520 million annually.

Posted by Francesca Witney

11/08/2011 16:51