In direct response to recently released safety statistics, Atlas Knowledge, a leading provider of digital learning solutions, today (Monday 27th November) announces the launch of its accredited Core4 Safety at Work campaign to champion safe working practices across safety critical industries.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) and HSE RIDDOR found that in 2015/16 the rate of reported non-fatal injuries within construction, manufacturing and transportation & storage industries were significantly greater* than any other UK-based industry.
They also found that non-fatal injury within these sectors occurred within four key areas; slips, trips and falls on the same level, injured while handling, lifting or carrying, struck by a moving (including flying/falling) object and falls from height.
Since 1995, Atlas has specialised in the energy sector and oil & gas industry, where stringent controls have led to some of lowest incident rates and highest safety standards. The report findings revealed a need to introduce Energy sector best practices into these similarly safety critical industries.
Consequently, Atlas Knowledge’s Core4 Safety at Work courses focus on equipping personnel with CPD and RoSPA accredited skills to specifically help prevent these types of accidents in the workplace.
Kevin Short, CEO at Atlas Knowledge, says: “We are pleased to launch our Core4 Safety at Work campaign in a bid to help lower the rate of these high occurring incidents across industry. Our courses have been developed in collaboration with industry experts from some of the largest corporations in the world to ensure that their employees are kept safe and legislatively compliant. Atlas is now making these courses available to industries beyond oil and gas, such as construction, manufacturing and transportation who share similarly hazardous working environments.
“Everything we do is ultimately about keeping people safe and performing for their employers. We believe that oil and gas experience and best practices can benefit these sectors that are witnessing heightened rates of reported incidents. The statistics really drive home that the consequences of failure in these industries means loss of life or serious injury, as well as potentially damage to plant, equipment and the environment. When you consider that the HSE attributed 8.9million lost working days last year in the UK alone to musculoskeletal disorders, the impact across all sectors is clear to see.
“By launching this campaign, we hope to re-engage companies and their employees in the importance of these core safety working practices that are statistically causing the most harm.”
For more information on Atlas Knowledge’s Core4 Safety at Work campaign,click here.