Latest HSE Stats released

23 December 2015

The HSE have released new statistics that show the rate of ill-health or work related injuries and fatalities from the year 2014/15.
It is estimated that 27.3 million working days have been lost due to a work related injury or illness, with over 1.2 million people having suffered from a work-related illness in Great Britain over the 2014/15 period. The key take-aways from the stats include:

  • 1.2 Million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 142 workers killed at work
  • 76,000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 611,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 27.3 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £14.3 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2013/14)

According to the HSE, East Midlands has the highest rate of cases of workers with ill health in a 3 year average, however Scotland had the highest fatality rate at work, and the North West had the highest prosecution rate.
It is advised that all business’s take all Health & Safety aspects seriously and stay on top of and up to date with all legislation. The good news is we are the Health and Safety experts, so you don’t have to be, and we can help you to address it to assure the best possible outcomes for your business.

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