Only 37% of UK workers believe that their employer has taken social distancing rules seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic

The past 12 months have placed many obstacles and challenges in the path of businesses, as the pandemic took grip of the nation and workplace processes were forced to change to stay within government guidelines.

With 37% of UK workers having suffered a workplace accident in the past, a new report by The Compensation Experts has revealed the attitudes towards safety in the workplace.

The report titled ‘The Workplace Safety Index’ surveyed workers in a variety of sectors, revealing their thoughts and opinions on safety in their place of work.

For those working during the pandemic, only 37% of workers said their employers took social distancing rules seriously – but which industry is the worst?

For those workers that had to continue working during the COVID-19 pandemic, only 37% believed that their employers took social distancing rules seriously.

The apparent lack of social distancing measures enforced by employers appeared to have a huge impact on UK workers with 39% stating they felt unsafe in their place of work.

The report surveyed workers in a variety of sectors, revealing which have been the best and the worst for enforcing social distancing measures, the results of which can be seen below:

Industry % of workers who believe their employer took social distancing rules seriously
Agriculture 15%
Healthcare 47%
Hospitality 39%
Public services 42%
Retail 35%
Teaching and Education 38%
Transport and Logistics 34%
Warehousing 34%

For full information of the Workplace Safety Index, see:

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