chapter  3
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Recent health and safety statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) gathers detailed, accurate and reliable

information on workplace injuries, across a range of industries. Notwith-

standing, only a proportion of injuries, accidents and hazardous incidents

are reported under statutory legislation. Within construction this proportion

is only around 40 per cent. There is little doubt that the discipline of report-

ing injuries, accidents and hazardous incidents needs to be improved. This

chapter outlines how information on accidents is gathered and how this

reveals the extent of reporting, level of risk, and accident trends within the

construction industry.