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No Health and Safety Induction for Third of UK Staff

Survey finds that over a third of UK staff who suffer work accidents or injuries have not had health and safety inductions

(PRWEB) June 28, 2010 -- A survey by National Accident Helpline found that over a third of people questioned who suffer work accidents or injuries have not had health and safety inductions.

The telephone survey of 121 claimants found that 42 respondents (35%) had not been given a health and safety induction when they joined their workplace.

Beth Powell, National Accident Helpline consumer director, said: “This result shows that UK organisations still need to improve the way that they look after their staff’s safety at work and a health and safety induction for all new starters would be a key step towards this.

“More than 15,000 people a year contact National Accident Helpline after work accidents. Many of these would be avoidable with appropriate safety equipment, training and supervision.”

A health and safety induction typically includes information on the organisation’s first aiders, use of equipment and machinery, manual handling and fire exits. A few simple steps could prevent someone being injured.

Data from the Health and Safety Executive shows that 4,711,000 working days were lost in the UK in 2008-09 due to injuries in the workplace. These include 537,000 days lost after being hit by a falling object, 897,000 from a handling or lifting injury and 948,000 slips, trips or falls.

“The Health and Safety Executive and other organisations have plenty of information and advice for employers. Concerns employees may have about losing their job for claiming against their employer should not deter them from seeking advice about claiming if they are injured in a work accident. Employers have insurance which generally covers such claims, and would be acting illegally if they sacked an employee for claiming,” added Beth Powell.

Notes to Editors:

National Accident Helpline

National Accident Helpline (NAH) was founded in 1993 to help accident victims claim the compensation they need for their recovery and for what they are entitled to.

NAH is the UK’s leading free advisory service for people who have suffered an injury as a result of an accident and who are looking to claim compensation.

NAH is authorised by the Ministry of Justice in respect of regulated claims management activities and is a registered company, incorporated in the UK.

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