H & S Stats 2016

14 November 2016

H&S safety wording
Published online on 2nd November the latest statistics on work-related Health & Safety in Great Britain and includes the following key annual figures (2015/16):

•    1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.
•    2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2014).
•    144 workers killed at work.
•    72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR.
•    621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey.
•    30.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
•    £14.1 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2014/15).

All employers and employees have a duty of care to think about health and safety at all times to protect themselves and those around them.