Workplace safety

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Workplace safety

Safety in the workplace is mainly concerned with preventing physical injury and death.

Provisional statistics for 2013-14 suggest 133 people died at work. This is lower than the 150 who died at work during 2012-13, but still shows how safety in the workplace is paramount.

Provisional figures for 2012-13 suggest 646,000 workers had an accident. Of these around 231,000 suffered major injury as a result.

The most common accidents involve falls, especially from height, transport, slips, work with machinery and equipment. Please see the pages below for more information.

Working at height

Workplace transport

Slips and trips

Safe equipment

In addition, if you are organising a fireworks display, the Health and Safety Executive has produced guidance to help keep everybody safe. Please visit HSE Organising Firework Displays for more information. You may also find useful information on the gov.uk website on their Celebrating Bonfire Night pages.

We have a  pdf icon Policy for Firework Displays on Council Owned Land [24kb] (permission required).

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