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St John Wales is urging businesses to keep their first aid training qualifications and health and safety provisions up-to-date after new stats reveal Wales is the most dangerous place to work in the UK.
New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show Wales has the highest rate of fatal or major injuries, at 121.3 per 100,000 people in 2010/11, compared to 97.2 in England and 114 in Scotland. Experts have suggested Wales has a higher workplace accident rate because of its manufacturing industry.
As a result of the findings, leading first aid charity St John Wales is offering free first aid and health and safety advice for businesses. Simply tweet your questions to @StJohnWales for specialist guidance from St John Wales trainers.
Businesses can also receive a free visit from St John Wales training consultants who can provide recommendations and suitable courses for their specific requirements.
St John Wales Training Director Jon Phillips said: "The fact that Wales has the most injuries per worker than anywhere in the UK is a stark reminder that health and safety should be a priority for Welsh businesses.
"As Wales' leading first aid provider we are in the ideal position to help organisations with their health and safety requirements and we encourage people to tweet or phone in to check they have the correct training or qualifications to deal with accidents in the workplace."
St John Wales equips more than 18,000 people in various fit for purpose first aid disciplines every year. For information about free health and safety consultations, first aid courses or if you would like a free pocket first aid guide call 02920 449500 or visit www.stjohnwales.org.uk
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