Unit Overview
Grading Criteria
P1 - Responsibilities
P2 - Legislation
M1 - Interaction
P3 - Identifying Hazards
P4 - Risk Assessment
M2 - Completing a risk assessment
D1 - Justify a Risk Assessment
P5 - Control Measures
P6 - Accident Reporting
M3 - Accident Data
D2 - Evaluating Accident Reports

M3 - Accident Data

Criteria - explain how accurate data on accidents and incidents contributes to improving health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

 
Task - You have been given two reports to analyse:

A report about time lost due to accidents on site over the past 5 years.

 

A national report on accidents that have occurred on the new types of projects the company wants to start.

 

Explain why the company needs to keep better records of accidents and near misses.

 

When completing you report you should consider the following:

  1. Outline why it is important to collect data on accidents at both a company level and a national level.
  2. Explain how data is collected on a national level, and used by the HSE.
  3. Can you link the decline in falls from height to the introduction of any legislation?
  4. You need to show that you understand the bigger picture with the collection of accident data, linking the legal requirement to collect data, to the introduction of new legislation and safer construction sites.
  5. What action do you think FES Construction should take in order to reduce accidents.

 

 

Local Accident Date for FES Construction only

Type of Accident (By Incident)

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Falls From height resulting in more than 3 days off work

3

1

1

0

1

Falls from height resulting in less than 3 days off work

3

2

2

1

0

Flying objects in eyes

3

4

5

3

1

Minor cuts below wrist resulting in less than 3 days off work

2

1

1

5

10

Blows to head resulting in less than 3 days off work

4

3

2

0

0

Trips and slips resulting in less than 3 days off work

1

2

4

6

10

Trips and slips resulting in more than 3 days off work

0

0

1

1

4

 

 

National Accident Data


Type of Accident (By Incident)

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Falls From height resulting in more than 3 days off work

1200

989

798

356

167

Falls from height resulting in less than 3 days off work

2763

2398

1455

1399

1183

Flying objects in eyes

1376

1198

899

989

677

Minor cuts below wrist resulting in less than 3 days off work

5698

5198

4592

4190

3823

Blows to head resulting in less than 3 days off work

3788

3257

2965

2598

2176

Trips and slips resulting in less than 3 days off work

10,989

7098

7600

6700

5600

Trips and slips resulting in more than 3 days off work

4300

3700

2987

2199

2100