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/