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Reducing dog attacks with a posting peg (c.2011)

Postal workers are at risk of dog attacks, so much so that posting pegs were introduced in May 2011 to keep workers’ fingers out of harm’s way. The plastic peg was manufactured by Lexiprint and reduced attacks on staff by 40 per cent in the first nine months or so of use. It comes with instructions: ‘Dogs can bite fingers when you post mail. Use this clip to avoid putting fingers through the letterbox’.

To further reduce attacks, Royal Mail launched Dog Awareness Week in 2013.

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