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Greasy floors, filthy toilets & unhygienic kitchens – which is your favourite?

We have come across research carried out by personal injury solicitors Hayward Baker, who carried out an in-depth study into the conditions of Britain’s offices, shops, factories, warehouses and building sites. The research discovered a staggering 69% of British workers claim their workplace to be a health hazard due to the office gripe.

The study of over 1000 staff revealed 35% of working Brits have picked up an illness from their place of work – with 18% claiming to have been struck down with food poisoning or caught a stomach bug because of dirty office gripe.

A further 39% have even suffered an injury at work – with 20% of Brits having been to hospital due to a work-related illness or injury.

Complaints to emerge from the study regarding the workplace include:

• Greasy and slippery floors (16%)

• Unhygienic work colleagues (13%)

• Unsanitary toilet facilities (11%)

• Cluttered floors (10%)

Dirty kitchens also pose a problem for 10 per cent of the nation’s workforce – as do ripped carpets (9%), broken chairs (8%) and unsafe wiring (6%).

Almost half (46%) of those polled have complained to their bosses about the state of their place of work, with a further 21% saying their manager did nothing to rectify the situation.

The bottom line – Going to work could seriously damage your health if businesses don’t take working conditions seriously enough.

Office gripe, not nice!

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