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Statistics

Latest RIDDOR accident information to 2009-10 (provisional)

The major accident rate for the rubber industry is still above that for manufacturing industries overall.

Rubber manufacture - All RIDDORs 2009/10 (provisional)

In 2009-10, manual handling accounted for most of the reported RIDDOR injuries:

Rubber manufacture - All RIDDORs 2009/10 (provisional)

Type of RIDDOR Percentage
Manual handling 31%
Contact with moving machinery 16%
Hit by moving or falling object 14%
Slip or trip 13%
Other 26%

However, contact with moving machinery and being hit by a moving or falling object caused more than 50% of all the major injuries:

Rubber manufacture - RIDDOR major injuries 2009/10 (provisional)

Type of RIDDOR Percentage
Manual handling 9%
Contact with moving machinery 28%
Hit by moving or falling object 26%
Slip or trip 13%
Other 24%

Contact with moving machinery 2009-10 (provisional) - machine details

The rubber industry has a fairly high percentage of accidents caused by contact with moving machinery and this increased slightly in 2009-10 (13 Major 19 O3D).

There is no particular type of machinery that stands out as the main cause but calendars, lathes, saws, tyre-presses and moulding machines all feature more than once.

Updated 2012-12-04