The HSE has released statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace, for 2014/2015.
- The provisional figure for the number of workers fatally injured in 2014/15 is 142, and corresponds to a rate of fatal injury of 0.46 deaths per 100,000 workers.
- The figure of 142 worker deaths in 2014/15 is 9% lower than the average for the past five years (156). The latest rate of fatal injury of 0.46 compares to the five-year average rate of 0.53.
- The finalised figure for 2013/14 is 136 worker fatalities, and corresponds to a rate of 0.45 deaths per 100,000 workers.
- Over the latest 20-year time period there has been a downward trend in the rate of fatal injury, although more recently (since 2008/09) the trend is less clear.
- There were 102 members of the public fatally injured in accidents connected to work in 2014/15 (excluding railways-related incidents).
By implementing a Health and Safety Management System compliant to OHSAS 18001, this could help manage the risk of accidents and injuries whilst at work.
We at Blackmores can assist with Implementation right through to management and internal auditing of an already established system. So contact us now for help reducing your company health and safety risk.
Statistics from: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm