Although offices are safe there are still some risks to your staff. For example;
Moving equipment around the office is a work activity with the potential to cause harm.
In this case, the main risk to health is of musculoskeletal disorders - aches, pains and strains, caused by heavy lifting.
Fire can kill and seriously injure. And even if no-one is hurt, property damage or interruption to normal business can result in organisations closing permanently.
Slips, trips and falls account for more serious accidents at work than anything else. Offices should be well-lit, kept clean and tidy, with no trailing cables and nothing stored in walkways. Spillages and repairs should be dealt with promptly.
Even falls from low height can result in serious injuries. You should always use a suitable stepladder. Never stand on an office chair.
Work-related stress, depression or anxiety, is the biggest cause of work-related ill-health, accounting for 40% of the total figure.