Training 'essential to avoid accidents at work'

Employers can help limit the number of accidents at work taking place within their company by making sure staff members are fully trained in health and safety.

That is according to Jane White, research and information services manager at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Iosh), who believes this process is "vital" to protecting the wellbeing of all employees.

Ms White went on to say that training can also indirectly boost the productivity and success of a business, as "the more accidents you have, potentially the more downtime you are going to have".

The expert - whose organisation is the chartered body for health and safety professionals - stated that the long-term damage not implementing a training regime can do to a firm is "massive".

With this in mind, Ms White noted it is "very important that everybody from the top down" is fully aware of their responsibilities when it comes to health and safety.

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10/04/2012 16:46