Hand safety campaign

Apr 2023
Apr 2023

After finding that hand injuries were a significant injury, we ran a hand safety campaign during September 2019.

Campaign aims

  • Reduce hand injuries
  • Reduce overall manual handling injuries
  • Increase safety obser-vations

We designated 16-22 Sept Hand safety week

Core activities:

  • Photoshoot to gain appropriate photographs, create and print posters
  • Campaign web page with short url vgcgroup. co.uk/hands
  • Toolbox talk
  • News release
  • Social media campaign
  • Hand safety posters placed on site noticeboards
  • Posters emailed to clients
  • Social media
  • Staff enews and Be safe brief
  • 242-word toolbox talk

This toolbox talk and article was shared with the Supply Chian Sustainability School for others across the supply chain to access.


  • 33% fewer hand and foot injuries in 2019 than 2018
  • 183 page views
  • 346 engagements on social media; 30.4% higher social media engagement in Sept 2019 than Aug 2019
  • 0 hand and foot injuries in 2019 post-campaign