The Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable Energy Association; Quarterly health & safety monitoring survey Quarter 3: 2013.
received twelve responses to this survey, these responses covered a total of
629 employees, four (33%) of which showed no accidents or incidents occurring
There were a total of 29
accidents reported, two of which were reportable under RIDDOR (over seven day
absence). The incidence rate for RIDDOR
reportable injuries was 317 accidents (per 100,000 employees) which compares
favourably with the HSE reported figure of 610 incidents of over seven day
absence (per 100,000 employees), No diseases or dangerous occurrencesÂ as
defined under RIDDOR were reported. The
RIDDOR reportable accidents were both within the over seven day absence
category and included one impact related injury and one slip/trip/fall.
the highest number of accidents 11 (40%)
occurred with ABP/IVC operations
with windrow operations being only slightly less at 8 (30%).
We would like to thank all those who responded to this survey and encourage all members to respond to future surveys. We cannot stress highly enough the importance of the ORG gaining increased participation from industry to build our knowledge of the H&S issues which are impacting us the greatest.