Health and safety professionals are aware that numbers of injuries, and even fatalities, have escalated during such times.
The people most at risk are those who are new to the work, especially young people who haven’t been in work before.
The recovery period, of course, will see a boom in recruitment as employers seek more labour with which to grow their organisations and develop their productivity.
Health and safety expert, Dr Alistair Bromhead, warns that during their first six months in a job, employees are more than three times more likely to be involved in an incident which results in an injury that is serious enough to be reportable, and the likelihood of more minor injuries is even greater.
Specific Health and Safety Policies Needed
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A policy on clothing which will make new and untrained employees recognisable across the organisation, and bring them extra care and assistance from other staff, is also a good idea.
Training is all-Important
Arranging appropriate health and safety training for newcomers is probably the most important aspect of this. Not only will the knowledge gained help to protect employees, it will also protect businesses from loss of productivity, and heavy financial penalties if they are found culpable for accidents.
Training from the expert tutors at Alistair Bromhead Ltd, or from your own certified in-house trainers who have been trained by them, is the best protection for both employees and businesses. The wide range of courses provided can be found at http://www.abromhead.co.uk/