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Index of data tables

The figures included within the tables are representative of Great Britain unless otherwise stated.

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RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations National Statistics logo

Further details are available on how reports made by employers and others under RIDDOR, are used for statistical purposes. Also provided is information on the effects of (i) the substantive legal changes to RIDDOR from October 2013; (ii) the specific legal change to RIDDOR from April 2012, from over-3-days' incapacitation, to over-7-days'; and (iii) the change in the reporting system, from September 2011.

A technical description is available, showing the data items (fields) contained in the RIDDOR datasets as used in these statistics:

Under-reporting of RIDDOR non-fatal injuries

RIDDOR data needs to be interpreted with care because it is known that non-fatal injuries are substantially under-reported. Additionally, any comparisons between different subsets within RIDDOR data (e.g. comparisons between one industrial sector and another) need to take account of the possibility of there being markedly different reporting levels in the subsets being compared.

Under the old RIDDOR reporting requirement (major and over-3-day) self-reported results suggested that just over half of all non-fatal injuries to employees were actually reported. The self-employed reported a much smaller proportion.

Under the current RIDDOR reporting requirement (specified and  over-7-day) early indications suggest reporting levels of non-fatal injuries to employees, across all industries, have fallen below half.

Following the most recent change to RIDDOR, it is not yet possible to establish new levels of reporting at specific industry levels. A ‘clear run’ of at least three years RIDDOR data is needed, to drill-down at this level of detail to provide sufficiently reliable results. Based on reporting levels before the changes to RIDDOR, there were some differential reporting levels between industries, with some levels being relatively high, or low, compared to the all-industry reporting level.

Prior to the changes in legislation since 2012, and using the latest data for the period 2009/10 to 2011/12, the following gives an indication as to those industries with relatively high, or low, reporting levels compared to all-industries (as mentioned above, this was just over half at that time). If the industry is not mentioned below, it was not appreciably higher or lower.

Transportation and storage (SIC Section ‘H’)  had a higher than average reporting level. 

Industries that had appreciably lower than average reporting levels were (i) Agriculture (SIC Section ‘A’); (ii) Arts, entertainment and recreation (SIC Sections ‘R-U’ combined); and. (iii) Education (SIC Section ‘P’).

It is important to be cautious, if making any assumptions about whether the above industry reporting levels, based on the old reporting requirements, could apply to the newer reporting regime. It might be that the changes in legal reporting requirement have also affected reporting levels for individual industries (relative to the all-industry average).    

No estimates are available on reporting levels of RIDDOR dangerous occurrences or domestic gas incidents.

Unless otherwise stated, the time series in the following tables covers the latest five-year period that is available.

Aggregated data tables - Last updated 10/15

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Fatal injuries - Last updated 07/15

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Historical picture - Last updated 10/15

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All Industries - Last updated 10/15

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Kind of injury - Last updated 10/15

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Nature of injury - Last updated 10/15

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Site of injury - Last updated 10/15

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Age and gender of injured person - Last updated 10/15

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Occupation of injured person - Last updated 10/15

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Dangerous occurrences - Last updated 10/15

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Gas safety - Last updated 10/15

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ESQCR - Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (as amended)

Safety-related incidents - Last updated 10/15

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THOR - Voluntary reporting of occupational diseases by specialist doctors: Index of THOR tables National Statistics logo

Skin disease (Cases reported by consultant dermotologists to EPIDERM) - Last updated 10/15

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Respiratory (Cases reported by consultant chest physicians to SWORD) - Last updated 10/15

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Region - Last updated 10/13

Archived THOR tables - This contains tables for schemes that are no longer funded by HSE, namely MOSS (cases reported by Rheumatologists), SOSMI (cases reported by Psychiatrists) and OPRA (cases reported by Occupational Health Physicians).  These tables were last updated in 2010.

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THOR GP - Voluntary reporting of occupational diseases by General Practitioners: Index of THOR GP tables National Statistics logo

THOR GP - Last updated 10/15

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IIDB - Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Scheme National Statistics logo

Index of IIDB tables - Last updated 10/15

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Deaths from asbestos-related and other occupational lung diseases National Statistics logo

Index of asbestos-related and other lung disease tables - Last updated 10/15

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Cancer

Index of Cancer tables - Last updated 10/15

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Lead exposure National Statistics logo

Index of lead exposure tables - Last updated 12/15

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Enforcement National Statistics logo

Index of Enforcement tables - Last updated 10/15

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European comparisons

Index of European comparisons - Last updated 10/15

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Costs to Britain National Statistics logo

Costs to Britain of workplace fatalities and self-reported injuries and ill health - Last updated 10/15

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Management of Health and Safety in UK workplaces

Index of Management of Health and Safety in UK workplaces - Last updated 07/15

Updated 2015-12-22