As the established trade association and training body for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry, FASET aims to always keep up to date with the latest news from the building access industry. We are pleased to share the following story from the No Falls Foundation.
Sadly, falls from height killed more people than any other type of workplace accident in 2022/23, according to new HSE statistics. The HSE's annual fatal injuries report shows that in 2022/23:
▶️ 40 workers were killed by a fall from height
▶️ That's 11 more than the previous year, when 29 people died
▶️ 135 people in total were killed in workplace accidents
▶️ This is an increase of 12 from 2021/22
▶️ 30% of all workplace fatalities were falls from height vs 25% in 2021/22
▶️ Falls from height are still the most common type of fatal work accident
The statistics from 2021/22 were affected by the coronavirus pandemic along with the previous two years and the 2022/23 number of fatalities is broadly in line with pre-pandemic levels. What is concerning, is that the percentage of fatal workplace accidents caused by a fall from height has increased. Last year 40 people went to work and did not come home to their loved ones because of a fall from height. This has to change.
FASET is pleased to align with the No Falls Foundation to work towards eliminating accidents that occur when working at height. We strive to achieve extremely high standards with our training, courses and guidance and that is shown through our trusted and reliable contractors, manufacturers and trainers in the industry.