According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), an estimated 603,000 workers had an accident in 2010/11, while in the previous year it was estimated that the total associated with workplace injuries were costing the country £14billion.
"Health and safety is an essential concern of all businesses, as it ensures the employees you're responsible for are not at risk of being harmed. That is of course, the number one priority" a spokesperson for Palletgates.co.uk confirmed. "But there are other issues to consider too, such as the financial impact of being taken to court over compensation for injured parties if pallets are not properly secured and an accident occurs."
If staff are injured, it could also lead to the business needing to cover their absence with temporary staff. The HSE's statistics show that of the 603,000 injuries that occur in the workplace, 150,000 lead to more than a week of absence.
Palletgates.co.uk has more than two decades of experience in manufacturing and supplying high visibility pallet gates that warn staff of the dangers. The firm's in-house design facilities are second to none and so too are the materials used to build these robust structures.
For more information about pallet gates, visit http://www.palletgates.co.uk/