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HSE statistics highlight importance of warning signs

21st December 2009 | Construction Signs

The importance of using safety signs has been illustrated by new figures revealing the number of offshore workplace accidents over the last 12 months.

According to statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 106 injuries per 100,000 workers in 2008-09, though no deaths occurred and the numbers were a slight improvement on the year before.

However, the data shows that the highest number of accidents occurred in the construction and maintenance sectors and HSE head of offshore Steve Walker said this highlights the need for companies to take adequate precautions, such as using construction signs.

He explained: "While continuing to work to minimise the potential for large-scale incidents, the offshore industry must not forget the risks to workers from everyday activities such as lifting and carrying and maintenance work."

The publication of the data comes after the HSE issued a warning to all building companies to ensure that construction sites are properly secured over the festive periods and precautions such as warning signs installed.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19522443-ADNFCR


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