As long as health and safety in industrial workplaces and environments remains unregulated, injuries and deaths will continue to occur, and the hidden costs highlighted by our campaign will continue to bring devastation to families. Without any sort of industry guidelines for manufacturers to adhere to or methods to enforce compliance, there is little or no recourse for products and practices that don’t live up to their claims.
The aim of the Hidden Costs campaign is to help businesses and government bodies better understand the need for regulation as a pathway for managing risk so that workplace accidents are reduced.
In order to ensure that everyone who goes to work at the start of their shift is able to go home when it ends, we want to raise awareness of the lack of regulations when it comes to protecting the health and safety of employees and are calling for businesses to adhere to PAS 13 in workplaces. Published by the British Standards Institution (BSI), PAS 13 is a guideline for organisations to follow which reduces the risk of collision accidents and ensures protection is fit for purpose.
The PAS 13 Code of Practice provides recommendations on pedestrian and vehicle segregation, and advice on how to ensure selected barriers have been tested and performance rated. All PAS 13 safety barriers must meet the following criteria:
For more information about PAS 13 and the steps you can take to manage the risks in your facility, download our resource pack.