Health and Safety

Health and safety of its employees is a key focus of the concrete industry strategy.

Two indicators are used to report performance:

  • The number of Reportable Injuries* per 100,000 direct employees per annum
  • Lost Time Injuries** for direct employee per 1 million hours worked.

Performance indicator

Reportable injuries per 100,000 direct employees per annum

Health and Safety

The indicator for reportable injuries has shown a consistent improvement since 2008, the 2012 value representing a 39% reduction from the 2008 level.


Lost Time Injuries (LTI) for direct employees per 1 million hours worked


Health and Safety - lost time


The indicator for lost time injuries continues to show improvement in the overall concrete and concrete + reinforcement values with 2012 showing a reduction of around 30% since 2010.

In 2010 the data capture was extended considerably and the 2009 and 2010 data sets are not directly comparable, consequently values are also shown based on the 2009 baseline. The values for ‘concrete as 2009 baseline’ are also showing good progress with 50% reduction having been achieved by 2012.


Please read Our Strategy 2020 Commitments here. Further information on the health and safety indicator can be found in the full report.


*A Reportable Injury is defined as any injury that is reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). In 2012 the HSE definition of reportable changed to from 3 days to 7 days. The concrete industry indicator will remain at 3 days.
**A Lost Time Injury is defined as an occupational injury resulting in the absence of the injured party for one or more working shifts.