Only 39% of staff think employers take social distancing seriously

By Joe Lutrario contact

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Health and safety in restaurants during Coronavirus crisis

Related tags: Health and safety, Coronavirus, The Compensation Experts, Workplace Safety Index

A new survey has revealed that only 39% of hospitality employees working during the pandemic think their employers take social distancing rules seriously.

Carried out on behalf of The Compensation Experts, the Workplace Safety Index found that the figure was similar to other industries, with an average of 37% of workers feeling social distancing was taken seriously and 39% feeling unsafe at work. 

But when asked on a scale of 1-10 (10 being very safe) how safe they feel in the workplace overall, the average UK hospitality worker stated 7.6.

The report also asked respondents to individually rate different aspects of workplace safety, using the same scale hospitality staff rated workplace machinery 7.7, PPE equipment 8.1 and the condition of the building in which they work 8.2. 

Despite the efficient distribution of PPE, 61% believe their employer could be doing more to tackle COVID-19. 

The survey also found that 42% of hospitality workers have suffered a workplace accident. 

“The staggering statistic to come out of the hospitality industry is just how many workers (42%) have injured themselves while performing their role, despite the industry being perceived to be among the safest (7.6),” says a The Compensation Experts spokesperson. 

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