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Any industry in which workplace transport plays a significant role is fraught with dangers. The mix of the human element with vehicles and machinery makes it so. For example, the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) 2017-18 sector plan for construction states that the sector accounts for 30% of fatal injuries to workers. That includes being struck by vehicles and machinery. Th ...

When we introduced SiteZone, we realised that technology had a major part to play in raising safety standards. The crux was to identify the greatest risks and adapt technology to mitigate them with optimal efficiency. Collision risk is the subject that resonates most with me and so that was the area of risk I focused on. My fears about the risk aren’t unfounded; the Health a ...

Being struck by a vehicle while at work is surprisingly common throughout various industries in the UK. The waste sector remains a very high risk, in fact, its fatalities are 15 times higher than other industries. The Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual waste sector accident figures consistently tell a grim tale of injuries, whether fatal or not. Being struck by vehicl ...

Gary Escott, Director of SiteZone Safety, discusses the benefits of using an RFID proximity warning system that works in tandem with existing safety protocols, not apart from them.*According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) waste sector figuresThere were 5000 self-reported non-fatal injuries in 2017. However, nine people were killed in the last five years from being s ...

I’ve worked across a wide range of industries and have seen first-hand, the awful consequences of injury and compromised safety practices.  At SiteZone Safety we’ve focussed on reducing worker/vehicle collision because the accident and fatality rates remain high in the UK. I want to continue to raise awareness about this danger, as employees are seriously injured or killed ever ...

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