Whatever your business, you need to take steps to comply with health and safety rules. That starts with carrying out a health and safety risk assessment. In the most serious cases, health and safety failures can cause serious injury or death, which can lead to significant fines and even imprisonment in some instances.
A new survey for Protecting.co.uk has found that more than a third of workers admitted to being drunk at work at least once a week. Another 28% admitted to using drugs at work and, more worryingly, 5% said they had operated dangerous machinery having taken drugs.
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