Health and Safety for SMEs

Posted by Jonathan Pile on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

 New IOSH Comres Survey reveals that 88% of SME owners unaware of the £7.8billion cost to industry from workplace accidents & illness each year. 79% are unaware of savings they can make to their bottom line from Health & Safety interventions, 52% said their own business training had not given them a good grounding in Health & Safety.

While Small & medium sized 50+ businesses recognised the business benefits of Health and Safety initiatives (increase in business secured or retained,increase in staff retention & improved productivity) Small and Micro businesses 0-49 employees had not learned this benefit.

38% of those questioned in the 1,001 SME decision makers thought they would would benefit from Health & Safety Training which equates to 445,000 business SME leaders in the UK responsible for 3.8 million workers.

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