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UK Health & Safety at Work Statistics Revealed!

Action Point Training integrates the latest statistics from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into all our training. These interesting facts and figures highlights why safety at work should be number 1. It also helps workplaces identify areas that perhaps they were unaware of the potential risks. We have attached the source material from the HSE in the PDF on this blog.





2022 UK Health and Safety Statistics
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Key Facts:

  • 1.8 million Work-related ill health cases (new or long-standing) in 2021/22 Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey, people who worked in the last 12 months

  • 0.9 million Work-related stress, depression or anxiety cases (new or longstanding) in 2021/22 Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey, people who worked in the last 12 months

  • 0.5 million Work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases (new or longstanding) in 2021/22 Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey, people who worked in the last 12 months

  • 11.2 billion Annual costs of new cases of ill health in 2019/20, excluding long latency illness such as cancer Source: Estimates based on HSE Cost Model

  • 36.8 million Working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injury in 2021/22 Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey

  • 0.1 million Workers suffering from COVID-19 in 2021/22 which they believe may have been from exposure to coronavirus at work (new or long-standing) Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey, people who worked in the last 12 months

  • 0.6 million Workers suffering from a workrelated illness caused or made worse by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic (new or long-standing) in 2021/22 Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey, people who worked in the last 12 months

  • 18.8 billion Annual costs of work-related injury and new cases of ill health in 2019/20, excluding long latency illness such as cancer Source: Estimates based on HSE Cost Model

  • 0.6 million Workers sustaining a non-fatal injury in 2021/22 Source: Estimates based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey

  • 123 Workers killed in work-related accidents in 2021/22 Source: RIDDOR

  • 12,000 Lung disease deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposures at work Source: Counts from death certificates and estimates from epidemiological information

  • 7.6 billion Annual costs of work-related injury in 2019/20 Source: Estimates based on HSE Cost Model


The HSE also provide a range of graphs and charts which are beneficial for employers wishing to look further into these figures. This is attached in the pdf.


The Team at Action Point Training



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