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
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”
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