UK statistics for fatal & non fatal incidents at construction sites
21st March 2017
Accidents at work are all too common particularly in the construction sector which represents the second highest level of workplace accidents in the UK, just below the agricultural sector.
Significant improvements have been made to health and safety standards within the construction industry in the UK and thankfully accidents on site aren’t as common as they once were. However as our infographic clearly demonstrates there is still room for improvement.
Every year there are an estimated 65,000 cases of workplace injury resulting in a total of approximately 2.2 million working days lost.
As health and safety professionals specialising in scaffolding and work at height, safety in the workplace is at the forefront of everything we do.
The most common cause of fatal injury at work is falling from height and falls from height account for a fifth of all non-fatal accidents in the workplace. Through professional training, improving safety standards and adhering to industry health and safety guidelines many of these accidents could be avoided.