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Transportation and Storage industry

still a dangerous place to work

Recent research has shown that transportation and storage is among the most dangerous industries to work in according to Health and Safety Executive data.

There is no better reminder of why training is so important for reducing risk and keeping people safe.


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The data showed that whilst health and social work is the industry workers are most likely to become injured in, with around 10,834 incidents of worker injuries within the last year of recorded data, unfortunately Transportation and Storage came in third, with 8,059 cases of non-fatal injuries reported, with a huge rate of 171 per 100,000 employees injured at work.

The main cause of these injuries is still carrying heavy items, emphasising the importance of proper health and safety training for lifting.

What can workplaces do to reduce injury risk?

There are many measures employers can put in place, firstly it is important to be up to date with recommended guidance within your specific industry. Do you offer workers the correct tools and PPE to maximise worker safety and review your health and safety protocols on a regular basis and make sure you are adhering to the latest guidance?

We offer Health and Safety and Manual handling training – for more information please click here

For workers using machinery there must be proper training put in place beforehand to ensure they know how to operate specialist machinery. With 32,000 reported injuries caused by contact with moving machinery, we still have a long way to go to improve operational safety, including safely operating forklifts trucks.

Make sure your operators are trained correctly, with an accredited RTITB training course. For the range we offer, please click here

Ensure you provide up to date health and safety documentation within your workplace which is easily accessible for your employees. Proper safeguarding processes should also be in place to manage any risk to your workers health. If incidents do occur, you should have a clear process for reporting and documenting these.

Hopefully the insights gleaned from this research can be used to help train people correctly and help protect the health and wellbeing of those around us.



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