144 workers were killed at work between 1st of April 2015 and the 31st of March 2016, according to a recent announcement from the HSE.
As recently reported, 1.3 million people in the UK have suffered from a work-related illness, with over 620,000 work-related injuries and over 2,500 deaths from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.
With these numbers appearing to be shockingly high, it is now more important than ever to have the correct signage in place to improve the prevention of accidents in the workplace. Danny Adamson, Managing Director of Stocksigns explains how the past 20 years has seen “a downward trend in the rate of fatal work-related injuries” due to the introduction of Safety Signs and Signals Regulations protecting workers and members of the public. This has reduced the rate of fatal injury by over 50%.
It is vital for businesses to have up to date signage in place, as non-compliant signage can lead to extensive fines, as enforced by the HSE. More serious consequences include prison sentences, personal injuries, or even loss of life.
If you need any advice on this matter, feel free to contact us