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
Lost Time Injuries (LTI) for direct employees per 1
million hours worked
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
Further information on the health and safety indicator
can be found in the full
These indicators are part of the Wellbeing section of
the report and 2020 Commitments-. An
update on the Wellbeing 2020 Commitments.