NJC Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare

The National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry is  concerned to ensure the provision of the safest possible working  arrangements and environment for all employees engaged on NAECI sites  and projects.

To that end the NJC Safety, Health and  Environmental Committee has been instrumental in developing and agreeing  policies and guidance to meet the NJC objectives.  To ensure  greater clarity and to re-emphasize the importance of the guidance, the  NJC has decided to publish this information as a free standing booklet.

Download the NJC Guide to Health, Safety & Welfare in pdf format, free of charge.
(January 22, 2013)
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Hard Copy Booklet available free of charge: please email: enquiries@njceci.org.uk

Engineering Construction Industry Accident Statistics

The injury statistics for audited Category 1 and 2 NAECI sites for 2017 have been fully gathered and collated.

Previously, the figures for 2016 were especially pleasing, as they showed the lowest rates ever recorded since 1995.  It was therefore disappointing that in 2017 we saw a rate of 3.92.  The full returns can be seen in more detail by clicking here for the Category 1 & 2 Safety Statistics 2017 and clicking here for the breakdown of causes of accidents.  Readers will note that small changes in the actual numbers of injuries have a big proportional impact on the incidence rate.

The NJC’s SHE Committee has considered this result.  It notes that there is still a clear long term downward trend apparent.  It is still the case that there is a substantial contrast between typical engineering construction environments and those found across the UK construction spectrum taken as a whole.  Nonetheless the Committee was equally clear in its view that the 2017 result amply demonstrates the importance of strongly combating any sense of complacency.

By far the greatest number of reportable injuries in 2017 arose from slips and trips and handling materials.  The underlying cause of such incidents is most often a lack of attention to detail.  The advice from the NJC SHE Committee is for managers and supervisors to take that little bit of extra time when they are planning how something is going to be done and for workers to similarly stop and think for a moment before they  launch into the task.

*incidence rate  = incidents X 100,000 / manhours

*frequency rate = incidents X 1000/average number of men”

Related Documents

CAT 1 & 2 Safety Stats 2017
(March 6, 2018)
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Categories: H&S Statistics, Industry Accident Statistics
The breakdown of causes of accidents in 2017
(August 12, 2016)
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Categories: H&S Statistics, Industry Accident Statistics

The NJC Award for Safety in Engineering Construction

The NJC Award for Safety In Engineering Construction was introduced in 1994 to recognise outstanding safety management and performance on in-scope NAECI Category 1 Projects and Category 2 Sites. When merited the Award is issued to projects or sites as a whole, to reflect the combined efforts of the client, the contractors and the workforce.

The NJC Award for Safety In Engineering Construction was introduced in 1994 to recognise outstanding safety management and performance on in-scope NAECI Category 1 Projects and Category 2 Sites. When merited the Award is issued to projects or sites as a whole, to reflect the combined efforts of the client, the contractors and the workforce.

The Award Application Guide
(November 13, 2018)
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Categories: H&S NJC Award, NJC Award Docs
The Successful Award Recipients to Date
(February 8, 2016)
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Categories: H&S NJC Award
Is your Project / Site ready to apply for the Award? Here's a questionnaire to help you decide
(January 22, 2013)
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Categories: H&S NJC Award

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