On the 30th October the HSE released their annual statistics relating to health and safety in the workplace.

This included statistics on work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, enforcement action taken, and the associated costs to Great Britain.

Some of the key facts are as follows:

  • 147 fatal injuries at work
  • 600,000 non-fatal injuries
  • 4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • Approximately 12,000 lung disease deaths linked to past exposures at work
  • 364 cases were prosecuted and resulted in a conviction; fines from convictions totalled £54.5 million
  • 2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • The cost to Great Britain totalled £15 billion, this includes financial and human costs.

Construction remains one of the highest industries for work related injuries only second behind agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work but the figures show that there are still areas that can be improved and these figures only go to show the importance of managing health and safety appropriately.

If you are in the construction industry and you need help with your health and safety give Hewitt&Carr Services a call today.

Tel: 01538 711777    email: enquiries@hcaservices.co.uk

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