In 2019 pre Covid 19, the number of deaths throughout London whilst at work, was at its highest for many years.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, a huge percentage of these avoidable deaths at work stemmed from work at height, with falls from height making up almost half of all total deaths; shining an ever brighter light and real focus upon Fall Protection solutions.
Workplace injuries and deaths have had a huge impact on both the London economy, with a total cost of £1.2bn in 2018/2019; more importantly, they are taking their toll on the families and friends of those lost.
With over 800 enforcement notices served by the HSE in London alone in 2017, it seems employers across London can be doing more to mitigate risks and dangers to their employees.
After effective training and comprehensive management safety policies, the best thing you can do to minimise the risk of injury and death at work is by providing the right equipment to keep your employees safe.