HSE report Slips,Trips and Falls are the highest cause of injury in the workplace

HSE releases Health and safety at work Summary statistics for Great Britain 2017 and Slips,Trips and Falls are the highest cause of injury in the workplace.

The HSE reports 609 000 estimated non-fatal injuries to workers according to self reports from Labour Force Survey 2016/2017 of these 175 000 were injuries with over 7 days absence and 434 000 were injuries with up to 7 days absence.

The main accident kind was reported as Slip, trips and falls on the same level at 29%, followed by lifting and handling at 22%.

There are many things that can be done to help minimise the risk and we want to work with people to lower this figure over the coming years.

The full report is available here http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/overall/hssh1617.pdf

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