There have been several changes made to ensure that this number continually goes down. For example, from April 2011 to March 2012, there were 172 work-related deaths. In the following year from April 2012 to March 2013, there was a decline to 148 deaths. It’s clear that health & safety has improved, but what was done and has to be done in the future to ensure that this number continues to decline. Here’s what they found.
Britain Has Reported the Lowest Work Related Deaths
For the last eight years, the UK has reported the lowest number of work-related deaths when compared to other industrial nations in Europe. If you reduce this figure to numbers, it means that there were only 0.5 injuries for every 100,000 workers. Just a few years ago, the number was at 0.6 in the five years prior to the research. This continual improvement has made Britain a leader in terms of health and safety due to increased safety legislation. Some of the improvements include precautionary measures such as removing hazards. Wearing safety gear such as goggles, headgear, safety boots, and earplugs. Other safeguards include putting technology in place that will prevent fatalities and prevent injuries from occurring and putting safety and hazard signs up around the workplace area.
Britain is a Leader in Construction
Between 2012 and 2013; there were 1.9 deaths per every 100,000 workers. There were only 39 fatal injuries in this time frame, which was down from the 53 deaths per year for the past five years. In 2011 and 2012, there was a slight reduction in the number of deaths, and it registered at 48 deaths for the year.
Britain is a Leader in Agriculture
There were only 8.8 deaths per 100,000 workers in the year between 2012 and 2013. During this time period, there were 29 fatal injuries.
Britain is a Leader in Waste and Recycling
Between 2012 and 2013; there were only 8.2 deaths per 100,000 workers and 10 fatal injuries. Before this time, there were only six deaths per year for the past five years and five deaths in the year before.
The Figures Also Decreased by the Area
In England; there were only 0.5 deaths per 100,000 workers. This equates to 118 fatal injuries in 2012 and 2013. In the past, there had been 144 deaths per year over the last five years. In the previous two years, there were 131 deaths.
In Scotland, there were 0.9 deaths per 100,000 workers. Between 2012 and 2013, there were 22 fatal injuries. The year prior to that, there had been 22 deaths per year for the past five years, and there had been 19 deaths between 2011 and 2012.
In Wales, between 2012 and 2013, there were 0.6 deaths per 100,000 workers. Before that, there were 12 deaths per year for the past five years. There had been 19 deaths per year in the years between 2011 and 2012.
How UK Health and Safety Have Improved Over the Last 10 Years
As you can see UK, health and safety has improved significantly over the past 10 years. For UK citizens, this is a great accomplishment. Companies and industries that care about their employees are typically more lucrative. Every country should try to achieve a low number of fatalities to demonstrate their dedication protecting their employees. As more countries follow Britain’s lead, it will be safer and healthier to work in companies around the world. It requires a concerted group effort to achieve this goal.