Risk perspectives - Safety at work must be an employer priority

The number of fatal or major injuries affecting manufacturing workers last year fell to its lowest level for seven years. Albeit a welcome turnaround, the poor record of the previous few years shows that the sector cannot be complacent about managing risk.

All premises where over 20 people are employed (or 10 above the ground floor) need fire certificates, as do those used for sleeping accommodation. All businesses should undertake a fire risk assessment, covering detection and alarm systems

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