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Tackling Priority Hazards

This page provides details about health and safety at work and the priority hazards.

In June 2000, the government and the Health and Safety Commission launched a strategy to improve health and safety at work.

Accidents at work, within the borough of Oadby and Wigston are mainly due to one of the five priority hazards, and so our focus remains on these five

For more information on the local authority enforced priority hazards, click on one of the links below:-

Falls from height

Workplace transport

Musculoskeletal disorders


Slips and trips

Officers visiting your business will focus on these issues during their inspections and investigations of accidents.

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