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Slips and trips 'highlight safety signs importance'

22nd January 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

The icy weather has led to many people slipping on surfaces both indoor and outdoors, which illustrates the need to take precautions, one sector expert has said.

Rosi Edwards, Midlands regional director for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), said that workers in particular are often put at risk in icy conditions, leading to over 11,000 people a year suffering injuries.

The specialist said that this could be avoided if firms took the proper precautions to help avert any slips or trips, such as using safety signs.

"Our Shattered Lives campaign, which begins next month, aims to reduce this toll of avoidable injuries. It will focus on the terrible consequences of slips and trips, and on the simple practical steps that can be taken to prevent them," she said.

Meanwhile, David Snowball, regional director for Yorkshire and the north-east with the HSE, recently wrote an open letter to the Yorkshire Evening Post which said that precautions such as safety signs can have a significant impact on reducing workplace accidents.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19572225-ADNFCR


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