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Pallet Gates Specialist Offers Advice On Improving Workplace Safety

Palletgates.co.uk, a leading supplier of mezzanine safety gates for pallets, is urging companies to take workplace safety seriously and has a number of suggestions for how it can be achieved.

 
PRLog - Sep. 24, 2012 - The firm believes businesses can learn a lot about what safety measures are required by holding regular meetings with employees – either everyone together or just representatives from each department – where concerns can be raised and dealt with. It also suggests holding monthly training meetings to ensure the latest procedures can be taught to employees, so they avoid being harmed in the workplace.

Workplace accidents can range from minor knocks through to fatal injuries, so it's something all employers must take extremely seriously. According to the most up-to-date statistics from the Health & Safety Executive, 115,000 annual workplace injuries were reported under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) with 175 workers killed on the job.

"All employees have the right to work in a safe environment and businesses have a responsibility to take every measure possible to protect their staff from harm," the pallet gates specialist said. "Meetings cost nothing, but it can highlight potential hazards in time for something to be done about them. Plus, training meetings can help employees understand their own responsibilities in protecting themselves and their colleagues."

Palletgates.co.uk says companies must also ensure staff are given the full safety equipment, from hardhats and goggles through to hardwearing footwear and lifting belts. Meanwhile, it believes every step should be taken to highlight hazards around the workplace – particularly in factories and warehouses.

Palletgates.co.uk has more than 15 years experience in developing pallet gates that highlight the hazards of products and equipment that is stacked on pallets. Its products use steel that conforms to BS EN 10219-1:1997 and a yellow powder coating that is highly visible. This ensures staff are always aware of potential hazards.

"As well as maintaining staff safety, these measures protect employers from financially-damaging law suits. One serious accident and it could see the business shut down because of the costs that are incurred; while a poor safety record can incur fines and put off prospective employees from working for the firm," said Palletgates.co.uk's spokesperson.

For more information about pallet gates, visit http://www.palletgates.co.uk/products or call 01782 836 080.

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Source:Palletgates.co.uk
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City/Town:Stoke-on-Trent - Staffordshire - United Kingdom
Industry:Manufacturing, Construction
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