The country’s three biggest causes of work injuries, which may lead to injury compensation claims, will be tackled at a Lancashire industrial estate next week.
Representative from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will pay a call to nearly 120 businesses on the Red Marsh estate in Thornton, Cleveleys as part of a drive to increase safety for the UK’s workforce.
Asbestos, falls from height and workplace transport have been identified as the most abundant culprits for causing work injury.
On average, 13 people die every year as a result of falling from a ladder and nearly 1,200 are seriously injured, according to HSE statistics.
Steven Smith, HSE principal inspector for Lancashire, said many accidents the authority investigates are entirely avoidable.
"Employers should provide training before allowing workers to operate vehicles, make sure ladders and stepladders are in a good condition, and use licensed asbestos contractors to remove asbestos," he advised.
Companies in Manchester were recently warned to protect themselves against injury compensation claims after a man fell through the roof of a Swinton factory.