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Infographic on workplace accidents

23 September 2016

A new infographic from Safeaid has revealed the financial impact an injury in the workplace can have on a business.

On average a major injury costs a business £16,200 through lost output and £5,200 in resource costs.

Despite a number of health and safety laws put into place to prevent accidents occurring in the workplace, 728 prosecutions were processed for health and safety breaches in the 2014/2015 business year.

There were 76,054 injuries to employees in the UK during the same period, and more worryingly, 114 workers were killed at work during the 2015/16 business year. 

These incidents are not just severe in terms of human cost and business reputation, but can also cost a business thousands of pounds in terms of lost output and resource costs.

The top 10 regions in the UK with largest number of employees injured in a workplace (accidents per 100,000) are:

  • East Midlands - 2700
  • Wales – 2640
  • South West – 2360
  • West Midlands – 2270
  • East – 2240
  • Scotland – 2230
  • South East – 2210
  • Yorkshire & Humber – 2200
  • North West – 1900
  • North East – 1820
  • London – 1470

Richard Bowen, sales director at Safeaid Supplies, said: “When it comes to running a business, the health and safety of your employees should be the number one priority. The data in the infographic shows that getting this right, not only results in a happier healthier work place, but can save a business, thousands – even millions of pounds.”

You can take a look at the infographic here: http://www.safeaidsupplies.com/blog/2016/08/how-much-could-a-workplace-accident-cost-you/