Safe Scaffolding Means Less Accidents
Across the scaffolding industry, the number of accidents and injuries fell to an all-time low in 2019.
This is according to the NASC, with just 74 incidents reported throughout the calendar year.
Explaining the NASC Safety Report
These figures were released in the NASC 2020 Safety Report, a document which analyses accident and injury stats for all members, which encompasses 17,000 scaffolding operatives in the UK.
Another fantastic statistic revealed that 99% of NASC member-employed operatives went through the whole of 2019 injury-free. For the seventh year in a row, there was also no operative fatalities.
The 74 incidents equate to one injury for every 230 operatives, a significant improvement on last year’s one injury for every 150 operatives.
From the total incidents, 13 were recorded as major (meaning they required hospital treatment) with the rest recorded as over 7-days. Both of these figures were also the lowest on record.
Slips, trips and falls accounted for the majority of reported incidents – 28 in total. This is now the 15th year in a row that slips, trips and falls have been the main cause of injury to operatives. This accounts for 21% of injuries in 2019.
Lynn Way, NASC President commented,
“The 2020 Safety Report demonstrates in no uncertain terms that NASC members are incredibly safe, and justifies the decision taken by an increasing number of main contractors to specify NASC-only for their scaffolding requirements.”
The Safest Scaffolding in Derby
Our first priority here at Network Scaffold is the safety of both our staff, on-site workers and members of the public – dependant on the type of job.
This is why our Health and Safety Policy is so robust, encompassing –
- Compliance with the latest laws and regulations
- Effective communication relating to safety on-site
- Collaboration with customers and suppliers to ensure jobs are delivered safely
- Constant re-assessment of our procedures to adapt to new site practices
- We also support any worker who refuses to work on a site due to poor health and safety