HSE Workplace Accident Statistics Released

In January the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released the most recent statistics on work-related accidents and illness.

Nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23.

It has been estimated that 35.2 million working days were lost in 2022/23 due to self-reported work-related ill health or injury.

In 2022-2023 135 workers were killed in work-related accidents.  This is an increase over the previous year’s figure of 123, although the overall trend is a slow reduction in fatalities.

In the same period 561,000 workers sustained a self-reported non-fatal injury in the workplace.

The construction sector accounted for the largest number of deaths, at 45, although the most dangerous when considering the rate per 100,000 workers is the waste and recycling sector.  It has 5.02 deaths per 100,000 compared with construction’s 2.1.

The HSE also received notifications of 60,645 injuries to workers.  These are injuries which are serious enough that they require recoding under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013.

There were also 1.8 million employees suffering from work-related ill health in 2022-2023.  Of the 672,000 newly reported cases of work-related ill health, it is believed that around half of the cases were due to “stress, depression or anxiety”.

The current rate of self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety is higher than the pre-pandemic level.

Aegis staff are trained to conduct vigorous risk assessments to prevent injury in the workplace. Contact our team here or call 01772 736522 to see how we can help your business.