The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has recently released the annual injury and ill health statistics for 2017/2018.
• 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.
• 2,595 deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016).
• 144 workers killed at work, 38 in the construction Industry (worst Industry in the UK).35 of the fatalities were caused by a fall from height.
• 555,000 injuries occurred at work.
• 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR, 52% of non-fatal accidents were caused by a slip, trip or fall at the same level or an injury caused by a manual handling activity.
• 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
• £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17).
When selecting which Working at Height equipment to use, the below hierarchy is to be followed. Please ensure that any Working at Height equipment has been detailed in your site-specific RAMS (risk assessments and method statements).
Middlesex Ltd have recently achieved the prestigious Achilles Building Confidence accreditation. This was achieved by the successful completion of a two-day audit which focused on all areas of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental. 80% of UK construction Industry spend goes through Building Confidence which means that our certification will give us better visibility to all Main Contractors and will allow us to bid for higher value works.
Employees at Achilles audited companies are 40% less likely to have an accident at work, according to the Riddor average.
Managing Director Neil Gordge ‘My thanks to all staff that assisted in the preparation and delivery of this audit. This is a major milestone in the history of the organisation and shows that we are a customer focused company with a high level of Quality and Health and Safety Standards’