Navigation Links
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.

# # #

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Physical Therapist, Money Launderer and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty in Connection With Multiple Detroit Health Care Fraud Schemes
2. Happy Feet are Healthy Feet: Common Sense Tips on Taking Care of Your Feet to Survive the Holiday Season
3. Smoking Ban Good Step Toward a Healthier Michigan, Says Blue Cross
4. Kaiser Permanente Gives $5 Million to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
5. UPMC Health Plan Offers Brain Fitness Software to Improve Health
6. MassMutual Recognized as One of Americas Healthiest Companies
7. New IAVA Report Reveals Red Tape Facing Veterans in the Military and VA Health Care and Disability Systems
8. Informatics experts contribute to special Health Affairs edition on e-health in the developing world
9. Connecture, Inc. Launches New Technology Package to Increase Health Insurance Carriers' Success in the Online Individual Market
10. National Oncologist Group Warns: Current Health Care Reform Legislation Woefully Short In Addressing Cancer Care Crisis
11. Designs for Health Expands into New Corporate Headquarters
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical laboratories and ... offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . These fields, ... 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... new set of retro-fused, self-animating trailer titles with ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ... These classically-influenced trailer titles work with any font, giving users limitless opportunities to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Additional breast cancers found ... mammography, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said ... may necessitate a change in treatment. , Breast MRI is the most sensitive ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Finnleo, a ... Christmas Eve on several models of traditional and far-infrared saunas. , For ... Spruce is the most traditional Finnish sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only European Grade ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Dr. John Pierce, Medical Director at ... hair loss treatment with the Capillus272™ Pro laser therapy cap. FDA cleared for safety ... fuller hair, without the need for surgery, prescription pills, or topical foams. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... --> --> ... The potential to save costs, improve treatment quality and ... fully exploited as yet. Here, particular emphasis is placed ... mobile tablet or directly at the patients, bedside. ... ) -->      (Photo: ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) has announced the ... report to their offering. ... author the present scenario and growth prospects of the ... market size, the report considers revenue generated from the ... copper IUDs. The report forecasts the global intrauterine devices ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Bajos, November 26, 2015 Un ... de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado.   ... la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado. ... combina la inmunoterapia con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin ... Cancer Research . --> Clinical Cancer Research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: