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

Performance indicator

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

The reportable injury frequency rate for 2018, was 624 reportable injuries per 100,000 direct employees. This is an 18% reduction from the 2008 baseline.

The Lost Time Injuries rate for 2018 was 4.0 and 3.9 for concrete and concrete + reinforcement. The improvement target is for an LTI rate below 1.19 to be achieved by 2020.

2017 has shown an increase for both Reportable Injuries and Lost Time Incidents. The concrete industry is committed to continuous improvement and Health and Safety is our first priority. Incidents are being reviewed and key learning points shared across sectors to improve future performance and restore progress towards lowering these two indicator values.

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.


The Twelfth Concrete Industry Sustainability Performance Report

Relevant links

Mineral Products Association - health and safety
MPA Cement - health and safety
MPA - Cycle Safe