The Health and Safety Inspectorate Annual report for 2013 has now been published.
The report summarises the work carried out by the Inspectorate in 2013 and provides information, sourced from claims made for Social Security benefit during 2013, on work related accidents and ill health.
Colin Myers of the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate said “It was pleasing to note that the number of claims for Social Security benefit as result of work related accidents and illnesses, fell in 2013. Whilst it could be surmised that this is due to the economic downturn, in reality there are probably a multitude of factors involved. Whatever the true reasons, the reduction is to be welcomed as it means that there were fewer individuals who suffered pain and injury as a result of their work in 2013. That really is what health and safety at work is all about – putting arrangements in place to ensure that people are protected from risks created as a result of working activities.”
The report is available on the States of Jersey website. Please click on the following link: http://www.gov.je/Government/Departments/SocialSecurity/HealthSafetyInspectorate/Pages/Reports.aspx