Improved health brings a drop in firefighters' accidents and sickness
Improvements on health and fitness reduces accidents and sickness across the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
The Service's Health and Safety Report 2009/2010 was considered by members of Greater Manchester Fire Authority, who heard about a number of impressive reductions including:
County Fire Officer and Chief Executive Steve McGuirk added: "Health and Safety is tremendously important to the Service which in turn benefits from a fitter, healthier workforce as a result. Ultimately we need our firefighters ready for action and this kind of improvement reduces sickness and injury - it's a great reflection of how far we've come."
One example of how we have achieved these results is staffs being positively encouraged to report all accidents and near miss incidents, which are fully investigated, so all in the organisation can learn from the event.
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