An integral part of every construction project is a risk management plan. In our industry especially managing risks is not only vital for business and financial purposes but for health and safety reasons.
Health and safety
Lost days from illness and non-fatal injury
According to the Health and Safety Executive, each year around 3% of workers suffer from what they believe to be a work-related illness and another 3% sustain a work-related injury. Primary types reported include:
This has led to 1.7 million working days lost, and that can translate to schedule and budget overruns, as well as other complications.
HSE has also published a document regarding fatal injuries in the workplace for the year 2015/2016: Statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great…