In the UK, it is estimated that more than 10,000 employees and workers suffer from major injuries, usually a result of slips and trips around the workplace. What’s more, a further 30,000 took over 3 days off work to recover from injuries. Add all of this up, and it is estimated that this costs the UK economy around £800 million in time off work, fines by authorities, and claims against companies.
To combat these injuries, the HSE in conjunction with Local Authority inspectors have been routinely carrying out inspections of workplaces to ensure potential hazards are dealt with. Especially at risk of inspection is the construction division, companies both large and small, who are continually subjected to inspections of standards on construction sites, such as keeping walkways clear and removing any trailing leads that could cause someone to trip over.
To specifically minimise the risk of tripping over trailing leads, we’re delighted to announce the benefits of our Skyhook Cable Support.
The Skyhook Cable Support can prevent damage to power leads caused by being stepped on or pulled, as well as reducing trip hazards for the workers on a construction site.
Made from a non-conductive material, the Skyhook Cable Support also prevents electrocution by damaged power cables, a cause of the most serious construction-based injuries.
The Skyhook is highly-visible, and can be hooked over floor joists or ceiling grids – even screwed into a sturdy wall – to hold cables above head height.
As a result, the Skyhook Cable Support has been warmly received by the UK Health and Safety Executive, and we look forward to seeing a reduction in the number of slips and trips in the next round of analysis of workplace accidents!