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.
Hard Copy Booklet available free of charge: please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
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.
Safety Articles, Bulletins & Press Releases
- The Carrington CCGT Project receives the NJC Award for Safety in Engineering Construction
- Employer & Employee Co-Operation on Health & Safety Matters
- The Pembroke CCGT Project Safety Award Presentation 14 June 2013
- The Severn Power CCGT Project receives the NJC Award for Safety
- The Vivergo Biofuels Category 1 Project Receives The NJC Award for Safety
- The South Hook LNG Project receives the NJC Award for Safety in Engineering Construction
- NJC Communique 1909 – Health & Safety Bulletin: Hand Arm Vibration
- The Longannet FGD Category 1 Project receives the NJC Award for Safety