Workplace injury survey

Workplace injury survey

There has been a long-term downward trend in the rate of fatal injury to around 2012/13; more recently the rate has been broadly flat.

The rate of self-reported non-fatal injury to workers showed a generally downward trend.

The rate of non-fatal injury to employees reported by employers also showed a long-term downward trend.

Key stats:

  • 144 workers killed at work in 2017/18
  • 555,000 non-fatal injuries to workers according to self-reported estimates from the Labour Force Survey in 2017/18
  • 71,062 employee non-fatal injuries reported by employers under RIDDOR in 2017/18
  • 3.9 million working days lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries according to self-reported estimates from the Labour Force Survey in 2017/18

Other stats:

  • Estimated self-reported non-fatal injuries, 2017/18
  • 420,000 injuries with up to 7 days absence
  • 135,000 injuries with over 7 days absence

Non-fatal injuries to employees by main accident kinds (as reported by employers), 2017/18

  • 31% Slips, trips or falls on same level
  • 21% Handling/lifting/carrying
  • 10% Struck by object
  • 8% Falls from a height
  • 7% Acts of violence

Source: HSE

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