This report examines the accidents reported in the ports industry over a five-year period from 2008/2009 to 2012/13p. The data represents accidents and dangerous occurrences reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. A further section is included on enforcement activity carried out by HSE in the 3 years prior to 2012/13p.
In 2009 HSE transferred to a new industrial classification system (SIC 2007 from SIC 2003). The following tables provide 2012/13p figures and a back series of data under SIC 2007. Please note that the back series (before 2010/11p) has been mapped back and the figures provided for 2008/9 – 2009/10 are considered to be an estimate.
The analysis is divided by Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC), as defined in 2007, and focuses on five main industry categories (to SIC 4 digit level) either independently or as combined totals.
For the purposes of this report, data provided for Water Transport will include SIC 2007 codes 5010, 5020, 5030 and 5040, 5222 as identified above.
In a previous report for the port industry 2010/11p, an additional code was included in the analysis. This was 5224 for ‘cargo handling’. There have been fluctuations in statistics produced from this SIC code over the last few years and therefore, a reliable comparison cannot be made over the years. Consequently, this code has not been included in this report for 2012/13p.