Be Wary of this Year’s Major Risks


According to a recent report published by insurance industry experts, the manufacturing sector has several significant challenges to overcome this year.

The most pressing of these include the following :

. Skills gap – There is an annual shortfall of around 20,000 skilled workers entering the sector.

. Fourth Industrial Revolution – Not enough firms are adapting to how digital and wireless technology is changing manufacturing processes.

. Lack of apprentices – Only 54 per cent of firms are training apprentices.

. Health and safety – Every firm has some type of lifting and moving risk, and 24 per cent of injuries in the sector were caused by lifting and 22 per cent by slips, trips and falls in 2016-17.

.HSE prosecutions- A staggering 98 per cent of HSE violations in manufacturing resulted in a conviction.


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