Health and Safety principles

The HSE have released their provisional RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) stats that were reported for 2018/2019.

There were 147 workers killed in 2018/2019, down from last year’s 160 deaths. In addition, 92 Members of the public were killed due to work related activities in 2018/19

The sector with the most worker fatalities was again the agricultural, forestry & fishing industry with 32 deaths, followed by the construction industry with 30 deaths.

RIDDOR fatalities by industry sector 2018/19

The age range with the most fatalities was the 16-59 bracket, with a combined total of 107 deaths in 2018/2019.

As per previous years, falls from a height topped the list of fatal accidents by category, followed by being struck by a moving vehicle.

RIDDOR fatal accidents by category 2018/19

Full details can be found on the HSE website, here.

To discuss how to make your work environment safer, please contact us and speak to one of VARTAN’s NEBOSH qualified consultants.