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College backs HSE slip, trips and falls campaign

11th February 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

A college which trains people in the construction industry has backed a campaign to stop slips, trips and falls, which may include increasing use of safety signs.

The National Construction College Scotland has backed the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) campaign to reduce accidents in workplaces.

It comes as the HSE launched a new part of its Shattered Lives campaign, which helps to detail the impact of slips, trips and falls in the workplace.

Allen Robertson, training manager for the National Construction College Scotland, said: "Health and safety is an issue we take very seriously at the National Construction College and it is vitally important that the workforce is correctly trained in order to carry out their duties safely and efficiently."

Principal inspector for the HSE Archie Mitchell added that many deaths and serious injuries are caused by falls from height, which could be prevented with better advice and training.

It follows the release of figures which showed that the east of England lost 7,500 working days due to slip, trip and fall accidents in 2008-09.

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