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Firms should adopt health and safety at start of processes

7th February 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Firms should try to develop appropriate health and safety solutions at the start of any process as a means of saving time and money, one organisation has declared, which may convince firms to introduce safety signage.

This is particularly important in the offshore wind sector, with Judith Hackitt from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stating that companies should learn from experience to guarantee that potential risks are identified.

Speaking at the RenewableUK Health and Safety 2012 conference in Manchester, Judith Hackitt, chair of the HSE, said: "Safety in design is far better and is more cost effective than attempting to bolt on safety measures at a later stage of the process or, worse still, trying to bolt them on after lessons have been learnt."

Safety measures have also been embraced by NFU Cymru, which has agreed to a new Farm Health and Safety Charter for Wales, according to

It is hoped that the move will improve awareness of safety hazards in the agricultural sector.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801285736-ADNFCR


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