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HSE releases its annual figures for work related fatal injuries in Great Britain

The HSE has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18 showing that between April 2017 and March 2018 a total of 144 workers were fatally injured.

Although only a small decrease in comparison to the figures from ten years prior (a total of 229 workers were fatally injured in 2007/8) it is showing a move in the right direction. When looking over the last 20 years however it is evident that safe practices within the workplace are having the desired effect with dramatic decreases in overall fatal injuries year on year.

In the future we can only hope to decrease these numbers further – unfortunately it would be near on impossible to get that number down to zero as freak accidents are impossible to predict and eliminate, but we believe it could certainly be dropped by at least another 50% in comparison to this year’s figures within the next 10 years.

We can only hope to become part of the push by increasing worker knowledge, competency and safety to create a unified and well-informed workforce through effective training. For further information on how we can help your business and be part of the solution, please contact us on sales@kentectraining.co.uk or give us a call on 0333 666 0555.

Please click here for further information from the HSE on the fatality figures.