UK BUSINESSES ARE BREAKING BASIC HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS
June 22nd, 2017.



Almost two-thirds of UK businesses are failing to meet basic health and safety laws and are putting their employees in danger, according to new research conducted ahead of Health and Safety Week.


A survey of 2,000 employees, working for businesses that have over five employees, finds that 65 per cent have not received any information on their company’s health and safety policies. This is despite it being a basic legal requirement for all companies with five employees or more.

The research, which was conducted by award-winning data capture app provider, WorkMobile, also reveals that even when workers were provided with written health and safety guidance, the information didn’t explain the risks of the job properly.

A quarter (27 per cent) of staff who have received and read their company’s health and safety manual thought the information didn’t go into enough detail about their role and the dangers they could face, or how to deal with risky situations.



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