Health and Safety at Work – Summary Statistics for Great Britain, 2019

7th November 2019

Figures recently published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), present the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain. The statistics highlight a decrease in the number of working days lost due to work-related ill health. There is a slight increase in the number of injuries that occur at work – detailed in the Labour Force Survey.  The number of fatal injuries to workers has also increased slightly, from 144 to 147 workers.  The statistics cover areas such as: work-related ill health and musculoskeletal disorders; workplace injuries and stress; working days lost and European comparisons.

Headlines from the summary statistics

The statistics include the following key annual figures for 2018/2019, highlighted by HSE:

  • 1.4 million working people suffering from work-related ill health
  • 2,526 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2017)
  • 147 workers killed at work
  • 69,208 non-fatal injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 581,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury
  • £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2017/18)

Review the published figures.

How the S2 Partnership can help

The S2 Partnership supports a range of clients in managing their health, safety and environmental risks by providing services ranging from assessing, auditing and consultancy through to training and its risk management software, RiskWise.  For further information or assistance, contact our specialist team.