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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Categories: H&S

Hard Copy Booklet available free of charge: please email: info@njceci.org.uk

Engineering Construction Industry Accident Statistics

2015 Injury statistics for Category 1 and 2 projects working under NAECI have been collated and finalized. We are delighted to be able to report, once again, a continuation of a sustained and long term downward trend.

In 2014 the incidence rate* was 4.44 and the frequency rate* 0.21. In 2015 incidence was 2.33 and frequency 0.12 – that is to say half that of the previous year. The Health and Safety Executive changed the way they report their all construction statistics in 2015. Nonetheless it is still possible to draw valid conclusions about how NAECI Category 1&2 sites performed compared to construction as a whole. Broadly speaking, our data suggests that audited NAECI sites experience only half of the injuries that can be expected in construction more generally (and very likely less than that taking account of the under-reporting of injuries known to exist in other construction sectors).

This performance does not happen by chance. It depends on real commitment to a common agenda amongst and between all those involved – employers, employees, Trades Unions and clients. The NJC takes this opportunity to record its appreciation of the effort that has delivered this encouraging continuation of high engineering construction standards.

As in previous years slips and trips account for a significant proportion of the injuries that did occur. The importance of good housekeeping in reducing these injuries is well known.  But we also saw an unusual increase in injuries associated with use of hand tools, both powered and non-powered. Whilst it is difficult to draw any meaningful conclusions about any deeper underlying trend, readers may like to revisit the risks involved with their use of hand tools and what might be done to reduce them.

Whilst complacency is always to be avoided,  whatever the response may be we are confident that it will continue to reflect the high standards that prevail in our sector and that as a result we hope to be able to welcome continued improvement with the figures for 2016.

*incidence rate  = incidents X 100,000 / manhours

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

Related Documents

CAT 1 & 2 Safety Stats 2015
(August 12, 2016)
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Categories: H&S Statistics, Industry Accident Statistics
The breakdown of causes of accidents in 2015
(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 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
The Award Application Guide
(January 22, 2013)
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Categories: H&S NJC Award, NJC Award Docs

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