Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 (VTQ)

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UK Statistics on Accidents in the Workplace

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Current State of Workplace Safety in the UK: HSE Data Analysis 2022-2023

The HSE data for April 2022 to March 2023 provides a detailed picture of workplace safety in the UK, highlighting both successes and areas for improvement.

Work-Related Fatalities

Tragically, the report records:

  • 135 workers killed in work-related accidents, emphasising the ongoing risks in various work environments.

Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries

The frequency and impact of non-fatal injuries include:

  • 561,000 workers sustaining non-fatal injuries, based on Labour Force Survey self-reports.
  • 60,645 injuries reported by employers under RIDDOR.
  • A total of 3.7 million working days lost due to these injuries.

Long-Term Injury Trends

Fatal and non-fatal injuries show:

  • A long-term downward trend in fatal injuries, with recent rates similar to pre-coronavirus levels.
  • A generally downward trend in non-fatal injuries, aligning with or improving upon pre-pandemic figures.

Common Types of Non-Fatal Injuries

The most frequently reported injuries include:

  • Slips, trips, or falls on the same level (32%)
  • Handling, lifting, or carrying (17%)
  • Being struck by moving objects (11%)

Severity of Injuries

The impact of non-fatal injuries on worker absence:

  • 22% led to more than 7 days of absence.
  • 78% resulted in up to 7 days of absence.


This HSE report underscores the critical need for continuous improvement in workplace safety, aiming to reduce both fatal and non-fatal injuries in UK workplaces.