HSE fatal injury statistics 2018/2019: How safe is your business?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recently released their latest figures on work-related ill health and workplace injury for 2018/19.

The annual report by the HSE includes statistics for work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, enforcement action taken, and the associated costs to Great Britain.

Figures show that around 581,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in 2018/19, with 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health.

The statistics, compiled from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and other sources, illustrate that in Great Britain in the 2018/19 period there were:

Economic cost to Great Britain

The estimated economic cost to Great Britain totalled £15 billion in 2017/18 and this figure is expected to rise in 2019/20.

There have been no significant changes to industries in which there is a higher risk of sustaining an injury while at work; with construction and agriculture still amongst the high-risk sectors.

Despite Great Britain continuing to be one of the safest places to work, the reported figures highlight there are still areas to be improved upon to prevent fatalities, injuries and ill health.

These figures highlight the importance of managing risk and promoting behaviours to improve the standard of health and safety practice in the workplace.

Our Risk Management team can help determine your risk profile and your level of compliance and then work with you to mitigate risks and help you make demonstrable improvements to health and safety in your workplace.

The full annual injury and ill-health statistics report can be found on HSE's website.




Helen Tapley-Taylor
Helen, Head of Health, Safety and Environmental, has over 20 years’ experience in operational and strategic roles in Health, Safety, Environment and Training – including water safety, construction and risk management specialism’s.