Composites UK and the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published a health and safety report covering the composites industry in 2019.

The report can be found here (pdf).

Key statistics in the report include:

  • 70 accident returns, representing 4272 employees
  • 0 fatal injuries to workers
  • 30 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) accidents reported, resulting in 269 days lost
  • 50 non-RIDDOR accidents reported, resulting in 121 days lost
  • 467 minor accidents with no time lost
  • 3181 days lost due to ill health

According to the HSE, the main causes of accidents resulting in time lost at work were manual handling, slips and trips and knife injury.

This story uses material from CompositesUK, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.