Safety campaign scales new heights at Canary Wharf tower block
WINDOW cleaners at Britain’s tallest building are being used in a national campaign to prevent accidents at work. The workers keeping the glass nice and shiny at London’s Canary Wharf tower are featured in a workplace campaign to tackle slips, trips and falls’
WINDOW cleaners at Britain’s tallest building are being used in a national campaign to prevent accidents at work.
The workers keeping the glass nice and shiny at London’s Canary Wharf tower, the 700ft high One Canada Square, are featured in a workplace campaign to tackle slips, trips and falls.’
Canary Wharf Management which looks after the high rise office block in East London is lending its support to the Health & Safety Executive campaign.
Its managing director Peter Kyte said: “We do all we can through training to make sure workers are aware of hazards. Many accidents in the workplace can be directly related to slips, trips and falls.”
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Almost 5,000 accidents were recorded in Greater London last year alone, including three deaths.
The Health & Safety’s Richard Boland said: “The combined financial cost of accidents in the workplace to society as a whole is around �800 million a year, at a time when both businesses and individuals are struggling financially following the recession.”
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The HSE campaign is targeting industries where there are a high number of accidents, such as social care, education, food manufacturing, food retail, catering and hospitality, building and plant maintenance and construction.
It follows a similar campaign begun last week on construction and refurbishment sites where inspectors have threatened to close them down where there are practices putting lives at risk.