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Preventing workplace transport accidents

Preventing workplace transport accidents, which claimed 66 lives last year, will be the aim of a conference run by RoSPA and the Health and Safety Executive.

The Managing Workplace Transport Risks Conference: A Matter of Life or Death will include briefings on current accident and enforcement trends and effective solutions to safety issues related to the use of vehicles in places of work.

A focus will be the HSE's new Route Map, which brings together details of legislation, guidance and good practice relevant to managing workplace transport risks.

Provisional figures show 52 workers and 14 members of the public were killed in accidents involving workplace transport in Britain in 2006/07.

In the same year, workplace transport accidents also led to 1,677 major injuries and 4,233 other injuries requiring people to have more than three days off work.

The event will be held on May 14, in the Concourse Suite at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The main types of workplace transport accident include people being hit by vehicles; people falling from vehicles; objects falling from vehicles onto people; and vehicles toppling over.

Full conference details, including an online booking facility, can be found at www.rospa.com/

Alternatively, email events@rospa.com or call 0121 248 2120 for more information.

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