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Health and Safety Executive Launches Slip, Trip and Fall Awareness in the Workplace Initiative

The health and safety executive has launched a new advertising campaign helping to raise awareness of the dangers of slip, trip and fall accidents in the workplace. The Shattered Lives campaign features eye-catching new posters, video and website all featuring the new images for the campaign. These images are of people with literally shattered body parts due to falling or slipping in the workplace.

The campaign also highlights some startling statistics about workplace accidents.

– Over 10,000 employees suffered a major injury due to a slip or trip at work in 2008/2009
– Over 4,000 employees suffered a major injury as a result of a fall from height at work in 2008/2009
– The cost to society for slips and trips in the workplace is estimated at £800 million a year.

The Shattered Lives campaign hopes to help reduce these figures. It offers advice for employers and employees in many sectors of work including education, catering and construction industries. Much of the advice is surprisingly simple with guidance such as cleaning up spillages immediately and keeping your site tidy. It gives many guidelines that employers should be following to protect the safety of their employees. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall accident that was caused by the negligence of your employer by not following these simple recommendations, then you may be entitled to receive compensation. This compensation is claimed off the employer’s public liability insurance policy and not directly out of the employer’s revenue.

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