HSE Fatality figures - Why safety and compliance is important



A hundred and twenty-three workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published today (Wednesday July 6) by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


The annual data release covers the period from April 2021 to March 2022, during which time most pandemic restrictions were lifted and the economy began returning to normal.


Compliance with health & safety regulations is essential. Failure to follow good health and safety practises can result in accidents, incidents and ill health.


This can have a significant impact on the business, the employees, and the individual directors or senior managers of the business.


Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 legislation, it’s important you meet current UK laws.


In severe cases, the maximum penalty for a serious breach of the law (sections two-six of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974) is an unlimited fine and, potentially, two years imprisonment.


This highlights the importance of maintain high standards in your business, whether you’re a construction company, in an office environment, or in retail.


Noncompliance can lead to serious fines that affect your business’ financial wellbeing.


Protest ES Ltd help you remain compliant


We have one very simple goal - ensuring that you remain compliant.


Please don’t hesitate to contact Protest ES Ltd, today – 01604 696113 | enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk.