In November last year, the Health and Safety Executive published its annual statistics for 2015/2016. We’ve taken the statistics, and put them together in a visual representation – comparing 2014/2015’s statistics to 2015/2016’s, including fatalities, RIDDOR (reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations), ill health, days lost, and enforcement notices. It also breaks down injuries and fatalities by region, offering a quick glance to see where the most accidents, both fatal and non-fatal are happening. We then take a look at what companies are doing to manage HSE in the workplace.
By its very nature, no one can predict an emergency. But you can prepare for one. Employers need to take the time ensure they have the training and planning in place to effectively respond to an emergency. An emergency is defined as any unforeseen crisis that demands an immediate response.
Emergencies in the workplace can include:
- a disruption of work
- harm to employees or customers
- damage to materials, equipment, or facilities.
As we kick off the New Year, it’s time to look ahead to the emerging trends that will affect your work in health and safety. Many carry over from last year, but the instability of many factors means we still cannot ignore them. These trends have the potential to impact business operations or your role as an EHS, sustainability or risk professional.