Exeter trading estate targeted for work accidents

Businesses on a trading estate in Exeter are being offered free health and safety training to cut the number of accidents at work.

In 2012, 255 accidents were reported by companies in Exeter with more than 40% from the Marsh Barton area of the city.

Reports included broken bones, head and back injuries, and falling from dangerous machinery.

About 700 small businesses on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate are being offered the training.

Keith Owen, lead councillor for environment, health and wellbeing, said: "These are financially challenging times and we appreciate that, health and safety may not always be at the top of the to-do list for small businesses.

"However, by going direct to the businesses and offering free training and advice, we are sure we can help."

The city council is working with several authorities and businesses to provide the training.

Marsh Barton is Exeter's largest trading estate.

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