July 8, 2015

HSE releases provisional annual workplace fatalities

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. 

Figures do include workers killed as a consequence of physical violence occurring whilst at work – though there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that compliance with the reporting requirement within RIDDOR may be patchy (such deaths are primarily covered by other legislation, and the police have primacy in the investigation, hence the need to report under RIDDOR may sometimes be overlooked).

You can view the full report here.