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.

These are established benchmarks of health and safety:

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

*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.

Performance indicator

Reportable injuries per 100,000 direct employees per annum

reportable injuries

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


Health and Safety - lost time


The reportable injury frequency rate for 2015, was 431 reportable injuries per 100,000 direct employees. This is a 46% reduction from the 2008 baseline.


The Lost Time Injuries value for 2015 was 4.3 for both concrete and concrete + reinforcement. The improvement target is for a 1.19 LTI reduction to be achieved by 2019.


2015 has shown an increase for both Reportable Injuries ad Lost Time Incidents. The concrete industry is committed to continuous improvement and Health and Safety is our first priority. Incidents are reviewed and key learning points are shared across sectors to improve future performance.


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.