Concerns over Social Distancing in the transport and logistics workplace

A new report has revealed the attitudes towards safety in the workplace by employees and employers in transport and logistics

For those working during the pandemic, only 34% of workers in transport and logistics said their employers took social distance rules seriously

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

With 46% of workers in transport and logistics having suffered a workplace accident in the past, according to a new report by The Compensation Experts.

The report titled ‘The workplace safety index’ surveyed workers within the transport and logistics sector, revealing their thoughts and opinions on their place of work.

For those workers that had to continue working during the COVID-19 pandemic, only 34% believed that their employers took social distancing rules seriously.

The appearing lack of social distancing measures enforced by employers was also mirrored across all sectors in the UK. The report revealed that for all sectors working during COVID-19, only 37% of employers took social distancing seriously, resulting in an alarming 39% of UK workers to feel unsafe in their place of work.

When asked on a scale of 1-10 (10 being very safe) how safe employees feel in the workplace, the average UK transport and logistic worker stated 7.3.