More environmental guidance needed at work

Posted on 28th February, 2011

According to new research only 17 per cent of UK employees have received advice or training at work on energy efficiency and fewer than a quarter have been given information on recycling and waste management. The findings are from a poll of more than 1,000 working people by NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).

“Encouraging staff to turn off lights and equipment when they’re not needed, or organising waste for recycling are simple environmental measures that every employer can introduce,” said Teresa Budworth, NEBOSH Chief Executive.

“However, it’s clear from our research that only a small proportion of workplaces in Britain offer information, advice or training on these issues.”

Just one in ten UK workers (11 per cent) said they had received information, guidance or training at work on ways of looking after the environment.