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Workers 'can help with installing warning signs'

6th January 2010 | Warning Signs

One of the best ways that companies can reduce the number of accidents occurring on their premises is for workers to help make the decision on where warning signs are placed, it has been claimed.

Rosi Edwards, the West Midlands regional director for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), pointed out that it is a firm's duty to ensure that measures such as the installation of warning signs are taken.

However, she noted that staff who operate on the premises are often best placed to say where the warning signs should be installed, as they are more familiar with where potential hazards are likely to occur.

"If [employers] make sure their workers get involved in assessing the risks and working out how to carry out the task safely, they will understand what they have to do and why," Ms Edwards added.

The cost of not installing precautions such as warning signs has also been highlighted by Paul Stollard, director for the HSE in Scotland, who noted that sick days caused by accidents at work are costing UK companies millions of pounds every year.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19541745-ADNFCR


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