Health and Safety
Health and safety of its employees is a key focus of the
industry strategy. Two indicators are used to report
These are established benchmarks of health and safety:
- The number of Reportable Injuries* per 100,000 direct employees
- Lost Time Injuries** for direct employee per 1 million hours
*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.
Reportable injuries per 100,000 direct employees per
Lost Time Injuries (LTI) for direct employees per 1
million hours worked
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
These indicators are part of the Wellbeing section of
the report and 2020 Commitments-. An
update on the Wellbeing 2020 Commitments.