Stay safe in the workplace

ST John Ambulance is urging Northumberland’s construction firms to get off on the right foot this year by ensuring their employees have the correct health and safety and first aid training.

The most common accidents within the construction industry include slips and trips, cuts from building materials, crush injuries, welding injuries and falls from height.

The charity offers a range of courses to give site managers and construction workers the practical skills they need on site. For more information, visit www.sja.org.uk