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'Simple things' can prevent accidents at work

'Simple things' can prevent accidents at work

Employers must make sure they focus on the simple things to improve health and safety practices within their business and drive down their number of accidents at work.

That is the advice of Phil Johnson, director at Construction Safety, who believes managers can take several relatively simple steps to ensure their workplace is fit for purpose.

Recently, employment minister Chris Grayling said changes to health and security legislation that mean companies no longer have to report injuries that keep workers off for up to seven days have saved firms thousands of hours of paperwork.

Previously, any absence of up to three days had to be documented, but Mr Johnson dismissed the idea this will be massively helpful as he feels the reforms will not make any difference.

"I don't think there's too much red tape - the health and safety order is relatively sensible," he noted.

Mr Johnson went on to say bosses need to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, as doing do is "so straightforward it's unbelievable".

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Posted by Chris Stevenson