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Accidents down by 25% in steel construction

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Targets set by HSE and Construction Industry

The latest published figures from the BCSA reveal that the Reportable Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) for member companies has been reduced by 25% over the last 12 months.

RIDDOR Falls from height 2005 – 2010

“The 25% reduction is a very good result that demonstrates the industry is committed to improving working practices and procedures, some of which are developed with the BCSA health and safety committee to address the current issues and best practice. This is based on shared experiences and intended to help reduce accidents and injuries further,” said Pete Walker, BCSA Health, Safety & Training Manager.

More good news can be revealed as the number of ‘falls from height above 2m’ have also seen a dramatic reduction.

No such accidents were reported during 2009 and 2010 for the constructional steelwork industry.

“This is a significant acheivement,” added Mr Walker. “Bearing in mind that in 2005 there were 14 such falls reported.”

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