HSE 2016/2017 Fatalities Report
The HSE have released their annual report its HSE 2016/2017 fatalities report on fatal injuries arising from accidents at work in Great Britain for April 2016-March 2017.
There have been 137 fatal injuries which is a reduction on previous years and the HSE have published all results on their website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm
The construction industry was the main sector for causing the fatalaties, closely followed by Agriculture with 27 and then manufacturing with 19.
The main accident kinds are being struck by moving vehicles which could be machinery and plant but also delivery vehicles, having correct access and egress systems in place may help to reduce this as well as having competent persons operating and working around the equipment. Falls from high is next and having correct scaffolding and related protection in place may also help to reduce this:
The information and images above are all provided courtesy of the HSE. There is still a lot more to be done to reduce fatalities and work related injuries but it is pleasing to see they are on the decline. Having organisations certified to OHSAS 18001 may help to reduce these fatalities.