Health & Safety Statistics

On 3rd October 2022, The HSE published the all industry health and safety statistics for workplaces 21/22. Here we are going to look at what these figures look like.

The statistics for 21/22 are collected from a national survey called The Labour Force Survey (LFS). This survey is run by the Office for National Statistics. Anything from ill health that is work related, injuries in the workplace, lost working days and much more is included in this survey.

Great Britain as a whole is one of the safest places to work in the world, but from these statistics we can see that they are still too high.

Key statistics for Great Britain show that in 2021/22 there were:

  • 8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which:
    • 914,000 workers suffering from work related stress, depression, or anxiety.
    • 477,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder.
    • 123,000 workers suffering from COVID-19 which they believe may have been due to exposure of coronavirus at work.
  • 2544 mesothelioma deaths due to past Asbestos exposure (2020)
  • 123 workers killed in work-related accidents
  • 565,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the labour force survey.
  • 61,713 injuries to employees reported to RIDDOR
  • 8 million working days lost due to work related illness and workplace injury.
  • £18.8 Billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working injuries.

With regards to these figures, it is hugely important that you as an employer is ensuring that all of your employees are all up to date with the latest health and safety training and also competent and safe in the job they are doing. If you think your business could benefit from our huge range of health and safety services such as Retained H&S Contracts, Health & Safety Training and much more then do get in touch with the team at OJ on 01924261789.