BOROUGH employers are being urged to take action after 64 people were injured in the workplace last year.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a national campaign to raise awareness following 61 deaths and more than 14,000 serious injuries across Britain.
In Ellesmere Port and Neston there were 53 serious injuries from slips or trips and 11 from falls.
The HSE’s eight-week ‘Shattered Lives’ campaign is highlighting the long-term consequences that these kinds of incidents can have on people’s lives.
Acting regional director David Sowerby said: “People often view slips, trips and falls as trivial incidents but they can have devastating consequences.
“There were nearly four serious injuries every week in Ellesmere Port and Neston workplaces last year that could easily have been prevented.
“I want to encourage local employers to do more to cut the risks.
“People need to take the time to think about what could cause slips, trips or falls in their businesses. It’s often something quite obvious like having wet floors or untidy workplaces.
“I hope employers in Ellesmere Port and Neston will take action to reduce the number of incidents, and make sure their staff are not put in danger in the future.”
Across the region, eight people died and 5,557 were injured as a result of slips, trips and falls last year.