Manufacturing can be a risky business when it comes to the safety of your employees.

Manufacturing worker at work

Manufacturing accounts for almost one in five fatalities to employees and reported injuries to employees

Despite this, it only accounts for about 10% of the British workforce. In fact, there were 13,713 reported non-fatal injuries to employees and an estimated 72,000 cases of all self-reported injuries in one year alone.

Slips, trips and falls accounted for 42% of all major injury accidents within the industry. From October 2012 – 2013, the HSE has fined UK firms more than £5.5 million for health and safety failings under its new Fee for Intervention scheme.

Again, slips, trips and falls were accountable for the majority of breaches in health and safety legislation. The sectors that received the most fines were manufacturing (38%) and construction (36%).

Manufacturing worker

We already work with hundreds of organisations within manufacturing, engineering and construction and protect their lone workers on a daily basis.

The recent addition of the Fee for Intervention scheme along with other stringent legislation highlights the increasing pressure organisations are placed under with regards to the welfare of their employees.

Cases of Corporate Manslaughter are on the rise and with the threat of crippling fines and custodial sentences, businesses across the UK can ill afford to ignore their responsibilities.

factory worker in hard hat

“We chose Peoplesafe due to the quality of the support. The device is easy to use and the escalation procedures simply work.”

Steve Walsh, Weetabix
Manufacturing worker

“Businesses in the food manufacturing sector who have workers using machinery should equip them with Peoplesafe alarms.”

Rhona Wight, Mackie’s of Scotland

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If you work in the manufacturing industry and would like learn how our lone worker safety service can help to protect your staff, please get in touch.


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