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    PASMA CALLS FOR MORE DETAIL ON WORKPLACE DEATHS

    Greater ‘forensic’ HSE analysis of workplace deaths would help prevention

    Trade association PASMA, representing the mobile access tower industry, has commented on the provisional fatal injury statistics for 2011/12 released by HSE yesterday. 

    PASMA is a “long-timetime advocate” of the need for more detailed data on workplace accidents and says the latest figures, although clearly important, do little or nothing to help identify the cause of these fatalities. Detailed data is essential to help target information and initiatives at those areas needing it most.

    The Association is “firmly committed” to advancing safety and best practice in the work at height sector and feels the need for in depth information is paramount in order to help influence future outcomes and enable all organisations who champion safety to focus their attention where it matters most.

    Neil Tomlinson, PASMA’s head of marketing and communications:

    “Only in this way will we be able to prioritise, direct and take the action necessary to influence the figures and be able to demonstrably show progress on significantly reducing accident statistics. Not only in the UK, but ultimately internationally.”

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