Benefits and costs

Benefits of good health and safety

Addressing health and safety should not be seen as a regulatory burden: it offers significant opportunities. Benefits can include:

See Case studies: the benefits of successful leadership to see how organisations have gained benefits through health and safety leadership.

Costs of poor health and safety at work

HSE statistics reveal the human and financial cost of failing to address health and safety:

Each year:

Organisations can incur further costs – such as uninsured losses and loss of reputation.

For the latest statistics see the HSE statistics site.

See Case studies: when leadership falls short to learn from the mistakes of other organisations.

Institute of Directors Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
Updated 2021-01-15