According to the Stevenage-based environmental health consultancy firm the number of like-for-like reported accidents in pubs has dropped by 4.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year and is down 2.2 per cent from a year ago.
The research, which is based on figures from around 1,400 venues monitored by Perry Scott Nash, also shows a big drop in 'trips and slips' of 5 per cent from a year ago. Meanwhile accidents as a result of fights, behaviour or assaults fell dramatically - dropping nearly 6 per cent from the same period last year.
Andy Cox, business development manager at Perry Scott Nash, said better health and safety procedures in pubs and bars were behind the welcome rise in workplace safety. "The overall trend has to be seen as good news for a trade that gets its fair share of criticism. Perhaps these stats will show doubters that pub owners are making positive steps and are in a period of continuous improvement."
"No one is in any doubt that improvements still need to be made, but these latest stats are very encouraging," he added.