Health and safety statistics for the printing industry


There were just over 560 accidents reported under RIDDOR in 2009-10 for the printing industry.  Manual handling, slips and trips and machinery accounted for more than 70% of these; and 40% of major accidents were the result of a slip or trip.

Causes of RIDDOR accidents 2009-10 (provisional)

Causes of RIDDOR accidents 2009-10 (provisional) - tabular information below
Accident kind %
Handling - manual 27%
Handling - other 4%
Contact with moving machinery 22%
Slip or trip' 22%
Hit by moving, falling object 8%
Fall from height 7%
Other kind of accident 10%

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Updated 2021-11-09