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

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


Health and Safety - lost time


Although the indicator for reportable injuries has shown a consistent improvement, the 2013 value represents a 65% reduction from the 2008 baseline, the LTI increase in 2013 is a cause of concern which is being addressed by the industry. The data for LTIs is showing more fluctuation than that of the RIDDOR indicator. Collecting and analysing LTI data is essential in being able to provide industry guidance to support our aim of zero harm.


*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.


Further information on the health and safety indicator can be found in the full report.


These indicators are part of the Wellbeing section of the report and 2020 Commitments-. An update on the Wellbeing 2020 Commitments.