Sunday, August 05, 2007

Industrial Health and Safety: Publicity: 17 Jul 2007: Written answers (TheyWorkForYou.com)

Industrial Health and Safety: Publicity: 17 Jul 2007: Written answers (TheyWorkForYou.com):

"Mark Hoban (Fareham, Conservative) | Hansard source - Asked

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by the Health and Safety Executive on campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of working at height in each of the last five years."

Anne McGuire Anne McGuire (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions) | Hansard source - Replied

"The Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) 'Height Aware' Campaign 2006 cost about £1.7 million including publicity, promotional events and evaluation of its effectiveness. In 2005 HSE ran some initiatives focusing on ladder safety costing around £17.500. HSE is currently building on these with the current 'Ladder Exchange' initiative, for which final costs are not yet available. A falls from height campaign specifically targeting those working in the construction sector was run in 2003-04, costing £275,000. These campaigns were aimed at reducing deaths and serious injuries arising from falls from ladders which cost the British economy more than £60 million a year."

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