We publish brief details of work-related deaths on a monthly basis, in our Chief Executive’s report to the HSE Board. These incidents have been reported to HSE as the relevant Enforcing Authority for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
Following a recommendation made by the Information Commissioner, we decided to extend this policy to include the release of the names of the deceased and additional details on these fatal incidents on our web pages.
"All workers have the right to work safely and without risk to their health. With 133 people dying at work in 2013/14, it is of utmost importance that health and safety processes are in place to protect workers’ lives and those affected by work activities. Publishing the names of the deceased really brings home the human impact of work-related incidents. Behind every work-related fatality is a family who have lost a husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter, and they are in our thoughts."
Richard Judge, HSE Chief Executive