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)
Download: download Open | Download
Categories: H&S

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

Engineering Construction Industry Accident Statistics

Injury data on NAECI Category 1 & 2 sites for 2016 has been collected and collated.  We are delighted to be able to report that the consistent downward trend in injury rates seen in previous years has been sustained.  The 2016 figures are the lowest ever recorded, representing a 40% reduction on the previous year’s figure.  They compare very favourably with statistics published by HSE.  Injury rates recorded on Category 1 & 2 sites were more than three times lower than those recorded by HSE for the construction industry as a whole.

It is well known that in recent years the engineering construction sector has been, and still is, facing very challenging commercial conditions.  Some might think that this compromises effective risk management.  It is therefore particularly gratifying to see that tough market conditions have done nothing to alter the downward pressure on injury rates in our industry.  This suggests that good risk management is embedded in engineering construction as a value – not just a requirement.  It would also seem safe to conclude that it reflects a positive engagement between workforce and employers operating in NAECI environments.

But – we should always beware complacency.  For instance we know that the most common cause of injury is ‘simple’ incidents such as slips and trips or ‘bumping into things’.  The key to minimizing such injuries is sustained and systematic attention to detail.  Taking our eye off the ball with respect to such risks is almost certain to deliver an increase in the likelihood of potentially life-changing injury occurring.

*incidence rate  = incidents X 100,000 / manhours

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

Related Documents

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

Safety Articles, Bulletins & Press Releases


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail