HSE Releases 2016/17 Statistics

Health & Safety

The HSE recently published its 2016/17 health and safety statistics report, which provides a way for your organisation to review how it fares in regard to the rest of the country. Here are six key figures from 2016-17:

  1. An estimated 516,000 individuals were diagnosed with an illness that they contracted through their workplace environments.
  2. More than 31 million working days were lost due to work-related health or injury, an average of 17 days off work per person. Stress, depression and anxiety accounted for the majority of the days lost, with an average of 23.8 per person.
  3. The number of injuries suffered by employees fell by 2,586, while the number of other self-reported workplace injuries fell by 12,000.
  4. The number of fatal injuries fell from 144 in 2015-16 to 137 in 2016-17.
  5. Workplace injuries and new cases of ill health cost Britain an estimated £14.9 billion—an increase of nearly a billion pounds over the previous year.

HSE fines totalled £69.9 million—nearly double the amount from 2015-16. With a conviction rate of 93 per cent, health and safety prevention should be made a priority because if your organisation is prosecuted, it is very likely that you will be convicted.

In order to ensure that you have the relevant health and safety procedures in place, contact Bollington's specialist risk management team for help and advice on 0161 929 1851 or email riskmanagement@bollington.com to discuss your requirements.