While it is true to state that health & safety measures and first aid training are of great importance to every workplace in every sector, it is also true to state that safety training within the waste management and recycling industries is arguably even more important.
This is because businesses operating within these sectors are viewed as among the most dangerous places to work in the UK. In an annual report by HSE for 2013/14, it was revealed that only 0.5% of employees work in this industry but account for 2.6% of all reported injuries.
First aid is a life-saving skill and one that should be taught to individuals from a young age.
There is currently a campaign by the majority of the main political parties, charities and the Mail on Sunday, backing the addition of first aid to the curriculum – and Live For Work supports this initiative.
Every year, more than 200 people are killed in accidents at work. Furthermore, more than one million individuals are injured and over two million suffer from work-related illnesses.* This is why health & safety training at work is so important.
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