For many people coming to work is a 9-5 deal they make to pay for life’s necessities.
But for others it can be one of the more hazardous things in their life.
The health and safety executive published figures which show in 2016/17 516,000 people were diagnosed with an illness that they contracted through their workplace environments.
More than 31 million working days were lost due to work-related health or injury, an average of 17 days off work per person. Stress, depression and anxiety accounted for the majority of the days lost, with an average of 23.8 per person.
The number of injuries suffered by employees fell by 2,586, while the number of other self-reported workplace injuries fell by 12,000.
The number of fatal injuries fell from 144 in 2015-16 to 137 in 2016-17.
Workplace injuries and new cases of ill health cost Britain an estimated £14.9 billion—an increase of nearly a billion pounds over the previous year.
HSE fines totalled £69.9 million—nearly double the amount from 2015-16. With a conviction rate of 93 per cent, health and safety prevention should be made a priority because if your organisation is prosecuted, it is very likely that you will be convicted.
This all adds up to a lot of risk and things to consider for businesses across the UK. All can have a massive impact on the workforce and customers. It can also affect funds and reputation.
Guarding against them is essential.
Insurance is one key areas businesses can take advantage of to bolster their security and mitigate the effects of accidents in the workplace.
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