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Icy ground 'presents an extra workplace hazard'

12th January 2010 | Warning Signs

Warning signs should be used to alert employees and members of the public to any potential slipping hazards on icy surfaces, one expert has noted.

Personal injury lawyer Jeremy Bradshaw pointed out that falls already account for more than a third of workplace accidents, adding that the slippery surfaces caused by the harsh weather the UK has seen in recent days make it even more important to use safety precautions such as warning signs.

"Failure to carry out these precautions will render an employer or building manger liable to compensate the injured person," he said.

Mr Bradshaw recommended that firms grit any car parks and outdoor areas, check damp mats and ensure there is a safe system of work in place to deal with the ice.

The warning comes after Heather Bryant, regional director of the Health and Safety Executive, advised companies to put measures in place to prevent accidents, such as installing warning signs, to make it a safer 2010. ADNFCR-2754-ID-19551717-ADNFCR


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