Workplace injury figures for High Peak are revealed

Employers are being urged to make workplace safety a top priority.
Employers are being urged to make workplace safety a top priority.

Nearly 100 people in High Peak sustained injuries at work in a 12-month period, new figures reveal.

Safety watchdog the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is marking its 40th anniversary with an appeal for businesses to make the wellbeing of workers their top priority for the new financial year.

There were 92 work-related injuries in the borough during 2013-2014 and 2,300 work-related illnesses.

Across Derbyshire, three people lost their lives while at work, and during the same period 1,333 suffered injury and 24,200 are estimated to have been made ill through their work.

Samantha Peace, HSE regional director for the East Midlands, said: “Workplace conditions have improved dramatically in the past four decades, but as employers plan and prepare for the new financial year they need to ensure that health, safety and welfare is a clear focus.”