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APS comments on HSE’s health and safety statistics 2018

31/10/2018 - 04:49PM

Chief executive Lesley McLeod said:
“Wellbeing and safer workplaces are sound business sense as well as being the right thing for both employers and workers. Today’s figures from the HSE on the numbers, causes and costs of deaths, ill-health and injury go to prove we all need to do more to make UK workplaces safer and healthier. We cannot afford to keep on treating health and safety like a music hall joke. It’s about much more than the money - there are human tragedies behind the numbers so we need to put a stop to practices that damage the lives of workers everywhere.

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Notes for editors

1. The Association for Project Safety [APS] is a professional body dedicated to eliminating deaths, reducing injury and tackling ill-health associated with construction. APS aims to improve, and promote excellence in, professional practice in design and construction health and safety risk management, helping everyone manage risk and implement building regulations effectively and proportionately. The association contributes to the national debate on building and infrastructure safety, regulation and legislation, providing training, education and support and member networking opportunities. APS works with other bodies and partners to improve – through good design and throughout the life-cycle of projects and buildings – health and safety for everyone involved in construction and use. There’s more at www.aps.org.uk

2. Contact: 0131 442 6600/ 077642 46642 [out of hours] / lesley.mcleod@aps.org.uk

Source: APS