Posted on 19th February 2021 at 13:20
Hard hitting facts:
693,000 Workers sustained injury according to self-reports in 2019/20
Of these self-reports, 168,000 injuries resulted in over 7 days of absence from work.
65,427 Employee non-fatal injuries reported by employers under RIDDOR in 2019/20
Of these 65,427 RIDDOR reports; 29% were attributed to slips trips or falls, 19% were attributed to manual handling, 11%struck by moving objects, 9% Acts of violence and lastly 8% Falls from height.
The number 1 and number 2 workplace injury rate per 100,000 workers during 2019/20 was Construction and Agriculture, forestry and fishing. These industries have a statistically significantly higher risk of injury compared to other industries. Although recent trending suggests that the injury rate has been falling over the last decade, it is now starting to plateau across the board, this includes Self reports, RIDDORS and fatalities.
111 Workers were killed at work in 2019/20 in fatal injuries.
Injuries at work do not only affect the individual but also the employers, it is estimated that nearly 6.3 Million working days were lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries.