The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) annual statistics have confirm that 1.4 million workers were suffering from work-related ill health and estimated 555,000 from non-fatal injuries in 2017/2018.

This has increased from the 1.3 million cases reported in 2016/2017, however the number of absence due to work-related illness and injury has decreased from 31.2 million working days to 30.7 million working days.

The statistics also has shown that the total number of fatal injuries has risen from 137 to 144.

Even though the HSE statics show that the United Kingdom is one of the safest places to work, the key figures published for the UK show that in 2017/2018 they were:

  • 144 fatal injuries at work
  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • 493 cases were prosecuted and resulted in a conviction. Fines from convictions totalled £72.6 million

HSE Chair expressed his views on the statistics. “Great Britain’s health and safety record is something we should all be proud of, but there is still much to be done to ensure that every worker goes home at the end of their working day safe and healthy.”

To read the full report of the HSE Health and safety statistics please click here

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