What are construction safety statistics and how many working days are lost? According to HSE statistics1, 4% of construction workers suffered work-related illness and 3% sustained a work-related injury, amounting to 66,000 self-reported non-fatal workplace injuries. Of these, 23% were Slips, Trips and Falls; 22% were from Lifting and Handling; 20% were falls from height and 11% were struck by an object. These injuries resulted in some 2.2 million lost working days. Providing suitable .
The Regulations Who do the Regulations apply to? The Law place duties on employers in respect of risks to their employees and in these particular Regulations, to ensure that safety signs are in place. Further duties are placed upon them with regard to contractors, and their employees. Although the Regulations do not apply directly to the self-employed or to other people not under the Employer’s direct control (ie visitors), employers and contractors will have .
Abrasive wheel safety – HSE have published a comprehensive Guide for Safety in the use of abrasive wheels, which has been revised in line with the provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998. It is essential to receive the appropriate training for safe use and working practice of abrasive wheel usage. Machinery that uses discs and wheels for cutting and grinding can be dangerous if not used properly and the user could get .