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Published: 26th July 2019

HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

On 3rd July, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19.

The provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries revealed that 147 workers were fatally injured between April 2018 and March 2019. There has been a long-term reduction in the number of fatalities since 1981, Although 2018/19 saw an increase of six workplace fatalities from 2017/18, the number has remained broadly level in recent years.

Following the release, HSE Chair Martin Temple commented:

“Today’s release of workplace fatality statistics is a reminder that despite the UK’s world leading position in health and safety, we cannot become complacent as we seek to fulfil our mission in preventing injury, ill health and death at work.

These statistics also remind us that, in certain sectors of the economy, workplace death remain worryingly high. Whatever the sector, we should remember that any change in numbers provides little comfort to the family, friends and colleagues of the 147 whose lives were cut short this year while doing their job.”

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Statistics like these demonstrate how important workplace safety is.

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Having been at the forefront of Process Safety Management (PSM) training for major hazard industries for over 9 years, we are confident that our training will make a difference to workplace safety and strengthen your process safety culture.

Our training courses are the only ones that are benchmarked to the PSMCPB industry Standards and are recognised as an “example of good practice” by the HSE within the ‘Understanding COMAH: The Performance and Recognition Framework and can lead to a “reduction in scope or depth of inspection”. 

Think about the safety of yourself, colleagues, family and friends and ensure that the workplace is as safe as it can be.

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