How technology can support behavioural safety in the manufacturing industry
January 09, 2019 / MATTHEW ELSON
We all have bad habits – whether it’s interrupting our boss or forgetting to turn off our computer at the end of the day. Our minor faults can cause friction in the workplace, yet when bad habits extend into health and safety, the consequences can become very serious indeed.
Changing people’s behavior isn’t easy, but it’s essential if we’re going to protect ourselves and our colleagues at work. In the UK’s manufacturing sector over the past five years, 22 people died in workplace accidents on average each year, with more than 3,000 suffering major injuries and a further 4,100 hurt badly enough to be off work for seven days or more, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).