3 Nov 2016

Health & Safety at Work Statistics UK 2016

Summary statistics for Great Britain 2016

The Health and Safety Executive have released the latest statistics for Great Britain's Health and Safety at Work. The document which can be found by clicking here details key facts relating to Ill Health, Injuries, Costs to Britain, Industries, European Comparisons and more.

Below you can see Good to Go Safety's information graphic based on some of the key facts found inside the HSE document.


An estimated 621,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury at work according to self-reports. (Labour Force Survey - LFS). Of these injuries:
200,000 led to over 3 days absence from work; of which 152,000 led to over 7 days absence.

Being injured handling, lifting or carrying (20%), slipping or tripping (19%), and being hit by a moving object (10%) were the main kind of non-fatal accident accounting for around half of all non-fatal injuries.

Even though Health and Safety is more prevalent than ever, Riddor (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) still reported a total of 144 fatal injuries to workers in 2015/2016. 26% of which where due to Falls from Height

A fall from height remains the biggest cause of death in the workplace. On average 40 people die and 4000 suffer major injuries every year. That's a staggering 330 injuries reported each month.

Good to Go Safety provides essential safety checks for operatives prior to working at height, whether they're working on a fragile roof, Scaffolding, Ladders, MEWP, Tower, Work Platform or with Harnesses, Good to Go Safety can help to improve safety and avoid costly accidents by spotting potential faults early.

Good to Go Safety Inspection Checklists helps compliance with WAHR, LOLER, PUWER & HSE legislation and best practices. Attaching a status tag to the workplace equipment ensures maximum visibility and reminds employees of the need to complete pre-use checks, and displaying the findings for all to see. Checklists are available for a wide range of workplace equipment which can help to identify any non-conforming or poorly maintained equipment; spotting faults early as part of a preventative maintenance regime can help reduce maintenance costs in addition to preventing accidents.

The results of an inspection should be recorded and displayed. Carbon copies are retained in the check book for management records and provide invaluable evidence should an accident occur, whilst the completed checklist is displayed inside the tag to show the date and findings of the latest inspection.

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