The emphasis on health & safety is now such an important aspect of our society. Governments, companies and local services all place our safety as one of their top priorities. But when it comes to safety in the work place it’s down to the employer and the health & safety trained to keep the work place safe, but what can we, as individuals do to contribute to a safer work space?
Sure, when we think of health & safety at work, we often think about building sites with heavy machinery and the prospect of falling debris, but there are more dangers in the office environment than one might think.
Slips, trips & falls
The most common type of health & safety issue is slips, trips and falls. According the British Safety Council, you’re 2.5 times more likely to suffer this type of injury in an office than in any other work place.