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
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.
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”
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