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
- Lost Time Injuries** for direct employee per 1 million hours
Reportable injuries per 100,000 direct employees per
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
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.
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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