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Survey reveals Britain's most dangerous jobs with some VERY surprising results as it emerges that hairdressers are SEVEN TIMES more likely to be hurt than carpenters

  • Survey reveals surprising statistics about Britain's most dangerous jobs
  • It suggests bricklaying is three times less risky than being a fitness instructor
  • Study shows it is much more likely for an accident to happen on a Monday
  • Insurers Simply Business analysed thousands of claims as part of the research
  • It comes amid a dramatic rise in accidents and injuries at small businesses¬†

A survey has revealed Britain's most dangerous jobs - with some very surprising results.

Hairdressers and beauticians are seven times more likely to have an accident at work than carpenters, according to the study - with bricklaying three times less risky than being a fitness instructor.

Meanwhile, dog walkers, kennel owners and pet parlour owners are three times more likely to have an accident at work than lorry drivers.

Hairdressers and beauticians are seven times more likely to have an accident at work than carpenters, according to the study (stock photos)

Workers in the North are also warned to be careful in the office with the research by insurers Simply Business revealing that they are at a much higher risk of having an accident at work - with Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester topping the list.

It is also much more likely for an accident to happen on a Monday morning as sluggish workers return from the weekend - with the chances of injury dropping as the week trundles on.

It comes amid a dramatic rise in accidents and injuries at small businesses - with the figures going up by 41 per cent over the past five years.

But last year there was a dip which experts say shows that firms are becoming more careful with safety in the office.

Meanwhile, dog walkers, kennel owners and pet parlour owners are three times more likely to have an accident at work than lorry drivers (stock photo)

Simply Business, which covers over 1000 different professions and trades from decorating to dog-walking and dance instructing, analysed a sample of claims from hundreds of thousands of its clients during the study.

Liverpool is the top-rated workplace accident hotspot

1. Liverpool

2. Glasgow

3. Manchester

4. Birmingham

5. Bradford

6. Edinburgh

7. Leeds

8. London

9. Sheffield

10. Bristol

Chief customer officer Fiona McSwein said: 'Our research shows that even businesses that many would consider low-risk - such as hairdressing or dog walking - carry the risk of injury, and it's particularly surprising when compared to manual trades like bricklaying or carpentry.

'It's highly encouraging to see the rate of accidents and injuries starting to dip, with 2016 being the safest of the last five years.

'It shows that small business owners are increasingly concerned about safety at work.

'However, no matter how careful small business owners are, we know that any work carries risks.'

According to the Health and Safety Executive, an estimated 621,000 workers were injured at work in the year from 2015.

The most common incidents were injuries from handling lifting or carrying; slipping or tripping; and being hit by a moving object.

In total, an estimated 4.5 million working days were lost due to self-reported workplace injuries - on average 7.2 days per case.

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