HSE course ‘looks to reduce accidents in the workplace’

A course is being run that aims to help employers avoid accident compensation claims by improving safety on fish farms.

Organised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Northern Lighthouse Board and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the event will include practical demonstrations and will aim to encourage best practice.

Among the topics that will be considered include crane and lifting operations, work in confined spaces, transport issues and manual handling.

Ann Poyner, inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, has warned that the marine environment can be harsh and unforgiving.

She said: "The enthusiasm and assistance given by organisations here in the Western Isles … clearly demonstrates the industry’s real desire to protect its workforce and improve standards."

Earlier this week, former window cleaner Ken Bradley – who suffered severe work injuries on the job – has joined the HSE’s Shattered Lives campaign in order to help cut the number of accidents being caused by slips, trips and falls.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19616993-ADNFCR

HSE course ‘looks to reduce accidents in the workplace’

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