Bosses across the country are unintentionally flouting basic laws designed to keep employees safe and well at work due to commonly held misconceptions over their safety responsibilities.
According to health and safety advisor Croner, failure to manage stress, cutting corners to save money on safety, and not reporting accidents are just a few of the most common errors.
Trevor Davies, health and safety expert at Croner said: "Through working closely with businesses to design and implement health and safety policies, we've come across the same slip-ups time and time again. Employers are failing to comply with the law due to what are essentially mythical beliefs over their responsibilities."
Davies separated fact from fiction with a few of the most common health and safety myths: