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1 Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Watch Your Step in Education An Overview

2 Health and Safety Executive No joking matter! Ltd

3 Health and Safety Executive Slip & Trip Statistics (04/05) Fatals – seldom but……. 36% of major injuries (highest) –90% fractures – 10,000 broken bones 23% of over 3 day injuries 50% of accidents to members of public Still funny?

4 Health and Safety Executive Cost of slips and trips To UK plc - £800m To employers - £500m Human costs?

5 Health and Safety Executive Reportable slip & trip accidents Education sector 2005/06 WorkersMembers of Public Major Injuries Over 3 dayMajor Injuries Primary & Secondary Schools Higher, Further & Adult Education Totals

6 Health and Safety Executive Examples of education compensation claims 2005/06 The figures on compensation claims show that the biggest risk to teachers and lecturers in the workplace remains slips, trips and falls -£50,000 for a slip in a car park -£5,000 for a slip on water -£3,000 for a trip over matting

7 Health and Safety Executive Hospital Admissions Average No. of bed days, Car Occupants: 4.5 Average No. of bed days, STF on a level: 8.3

8 Health and Safety Executive Two slip accidents 35 Operations 600,000k compensation Human Cost – Meet Alison

9 Health and Safety Executive Alisons 32 nd operation

10 Health and Safety Executive Campaigns Revitalising health and safety –10 year campaign to 2010 –Reduce major injuries by 10% 3 year plan –5.1% reduction major injuries (525) Watch Your Step –October 2005 publicity etc campaign –Watch Your Step in Education (2007/08) –www.hse.gov.uk/slips/education/index.htm


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