Posted on: 13 May 2019
What are the latest risks?
Research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), put together from statistics from 2018, has brought the top concerns in the construction industry to light.
Take a look at our infographic below to see if you can tackle any of these concerns at your business.
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Safety concerns summary
Top type of injury
Research from the HSE showed that the most common type of injury in the construction industry was a fracture, which accounted for 36% of all of the injuries in this sector.
Top cause of injury
The most common cause of injury was from slips, trips and falls causing 24% of all injuries.
Most dangerous days of the week
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were identified as the most dangerous days of the week to be working in the construction industry, with 60% of all injuries happening on these 3 days.
Most commonly injured body part
The most commonly injured body part was lower limbs, which account for 12% of all injuries in this sector.
Most dangerous activity
The HSE’s research found that the most dangerous activity in the sector was the construction of buildings, which accounted for 50% of all injuries.
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Unfortunately, the nature of the construction industry means that it is an industry with a large amount of risk. This is why it is important to have an insurance policy that covers you and your business for the wide range of exposures that you will face on a regular basis.
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