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Travis Perkins joins transport safety campaign

Stockport builders’ merchants Travis Perkins have joined forces with the Health and Safety Executive to help reduce the risk of customers injuring themselves in falls from vehicles.

The Workplace Transport Campaign 2007 aims to increase the standards and awareness of risks involved in falling from vehicles amongst all those involved in materials delivered to construction sites.
Travis Perkins branch manager Andy Woodier saids: “Three million people in UK work with or near vehicles in UK and annually there are 2,000 people seriously injured as a result of falling from a vehicle.

“90 per cent of the injuries are from low falls, ie from below head height and on average there are five people killed each year as a result of a fall from a vehicle.

HSE’s Karen Nicholson saids: “The estimated economic and human cost of falls from vehicles is about £36.7 million.

“The construction industry usually accounts for 20 per cent of all fatalities, 10 per cent of all major injuries and for about 15 per cent of 3-day injuries every year.


To find out more about the campaign subscribe to the campaign e-bulletin on the HSE website campaign page at www.hse.gov.uk/fallsfromvehicles/