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Workers should be involved with health and safety, safety boots users told

Involving staff in health and safety processes can help employers to create safer working environments, it has been suggested.

According to John Radcliffe, an inspector at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), firms should be encouraged to engage with their workers when it comes to raising awareness of such issues.

He said: 'Evidence shows that businesses with good workforce involvement perform better in terms of health and safety measures and also generally enjoy better productivity.'

In a move that may encourage organisations to focus on measures such as personal protective equipment like safety boots, the HSE is to carry out harbour and marine base inspections in areas of north-east Scotland and the Highlands.

Visits will look at how heavy items are handled at such sites.

The HSE works to raise standards of health and safety in the country's workplaces, to reduce the number of accidents that relate to people's jobs.

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