Tag Archives: injuries

Staggering Accident Statistics for Manufacturers

Recent statistics show that on average, each year, employees at UK manufacturers suffer 80,000 work-related illnesses and 70,000 non-fatal workplace injuries, leading to over 2.4 million lost working days. In the last 5 years there have also been around 110 fatalities within this sector. Of course one of the major issues facing businesses has been […]

Work Place Equipment Guarding

Crushed digits, lacerated body parts, fractured bones and even death. These are the type of horrific injuries that occur every day in UK workplaces. In fact there are around a dozen deaths and 40,000 injuries each year. What is the cause of these injuries? Mechanical equipment without adequate guarding, maintenance, safe systems of work & people […]

Are you making your employees ill?

It is a very worrying statistic that for every 1 accident related fatality in construction, approximately 100 construction employees die from a work related cancer. In September and October 2014 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) ran a campaign to improve health and safety on construction sites. HSE Inspectors were tasked with ensuring high-risk activities, […]

HSE Annual Health & Safety Statistics 2012/13

The following is taken from the 2012/13 Annual Statistics Report for Great Britain, released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). These statistics show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. While these numbers demonstrate that health and safety in the workplace is improving, many of the injuries and fatalities that […]