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Following recent consultation around a possible shake-up of health and safety sentencing guidelines which could see big companies hit by large fines of up to £20 million from late 2015, Kärcher has announced a new campaign to ensure professionals don’t slip up.
With slips and trips cited as the most common cause of major injuries in the workplace, costing the industry in excess of £512 million per year, Kärcher’s new campaign will shine a spotlight on this issue in the hope it will help businesses manage their liabilities. If the guidelines do come into force in late 2015/early 2016, organisations will need to review their health and safety processes or face the risk of a three or fourfold increase in expected penalties.
“Slips and trips account for over one third of major workplace injuries, and a loss of nearly one million working days in the UK,” said Craig McKay, sales and marketing director, professional. “Whilst we welcome any consultation that sets out to improve public health and safety standards, we also want to highlight the economic impact any misstep could have on businesses. This is why Kärcher is helping companies put cleaning and hygiene at the top of their agenda.”
To make it easier for businesses to address the proposed revisions to the health and safety sentencing guidelines, Kärcher will be offering a two-year extended warranty on all Kärcher scrubber driers. Proven to deliver better results versus manual wet cleaning with a traditional mop and bucket, scrubber driers not only deliver a faster clean but they leave the floor safe and dry – drastically reducing the risk of costly slips and trips. The Kärcher B 40 W walk-behind scrubber drier, for example, is one of the products to benefit from the new two-year extended warranty.
“Efficient cleaning technologies can help protect businesses’ assets as well as their staff, producing better results and increasing productivity,” concluded McKay. “It is proven that implementing an effective cleaning regime can drastically reduce health and safety risks in the workplace.”
Categorised in: Industry Cleaning News
This post was written by Julia Budniak