According to the findings of a recent health and safety survey conducted for Bosch, UK tradespeople are the most safety conscious in Europe. The poll canvased the views of carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other building trade professionals in the UK and eight other European countries including Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
Over 56% of the UK tradespeople said that they stopped work several times a day or even more frequently in order to meet health and safety requirements. Across the channel in France around 35% of workers were stopping a similar amount of times, while in Spain it was 37.5% and in Germany a little over 39%.
While being tuned in to health and safety issues is undoubtedly important in the workplace, interruptions to the work flow are likely to have a knock-on effect on efficiency and productivity. The safety features built into many power tools in the Bosch Professional range can make a significant difference. With in-tool systems that help protect users against both day-to-day injuries and long-term health risks, tradespeople can work seamlessly with greater confidence and efficiency.
The survey also shed light on which tasks trade professionals place most importance on, in terms of using protection. In the UK grinding metal was rated highest, with 46% of respondents flagging it up. After this came drilling concrete and sawing wood.
More at: www.bosch-professional.co.uk
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