Health and safety is important to any organisation, even if they don’t necessarily come into contact with the public. For those working in healthcare, for instance, equipment operators need to understand how to use them properly to avoid taking any unnecessary risks. Safety equipment needs to be used and staff working in these areas need to be trained in basic life support should anything go wrong.
The construction industry is no different – it is essential firms working in this sector understands health and safety to avoid accidents. The Health and Safety Executive has warned construction firms in Yorkshire to follow the relevant health and safety laws or face being shutdown. A series of inspections has been set for sites in the county, following revelations that almost 7,000 construction workers took time off work last year because of ill health caused from conditions in the workplace.
The Health and Safety Executive’s principal construction inspector for North and West Yorkshire, Kirsty Hirst, said: “Industry has made much progress in reducing the number of people killed and injured in its activities, but for every fatal incident, about 100 construction workers die from a work-related cancer. […]A shorter inspection initiative focusing on health risks for construction workers in June saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited nationwide.”
A good training provider can offer the right courses to help comply with Health and Safety laws, helping to avoid any possible problems in the future.