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SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS REPORT FALL IN INJURIES

National Specialist Contractors Council member injury rate ‘lowest ever’

Worksite injuries experienced by National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) members are now at the lowest rate on record. The major injury rate is down 47% on 2009. Over 50% of all injuries arise during handling, lifting and carrying or slip/trips. 

A survey by the NSCC involved 157,000 workers and revealed a fatality rate of 0.6 per 100,000 and a major injury rate of 163.5 per 100,000. These rates compare favorably with the HSE rates for construction.

NSCC members manage safety effectively

Suzannah Nichol the Council’s CEO said:

“NSCC is committed to reducing accidents within the construction industry and these results from almost 3,000 Specialist Contractors demonstrate the attention paid to managing health and safety and protecting the workforce.

The collation of accident information is a requirement of NSCC membership and we will continue to work with all of our member organisations in 2010/11 to improve on the success of this year’s survey and show that NSCC Specialist Contractors have a better safety record than non-members.”

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