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Falls from a height in the workplace are worryingly common, making up a large proportion of personal injury claims brought against employers. According to the Health & Safety Executive’s report, Kinds of accident in Great Britain 2016, 37 people died and an estimated 37,000 suffered an injury as a result of falls from height at work.
While there are certain jobs that regularly require working at height on tall ladders and scaffolding, even standing on a chair or stepladder to reach something as part of the job counts. As a result employers should provide adequate training, and before undertaking anything at height, employees should feel they have adequate information and training to carry out their work.
If a fall does happen at work, a full accident report should be filled out, and if the injury is severe, then the HSE should be informed. However, with the right training and precautions in place, these kinds of accidents can be easily avoided.
According to a recent survey carried out by the Environment Agency and the AA, nearly half of drivers aged 65 and over would be willing to drive through a flood, putting themselves and their vehicle at risk, rather than turn around and find a different route.
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