Health & Safety

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 has been instrumental in developing and agreeing policies and guidance to meet these 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.

NJC Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare

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    Engineering Construction Industry Accident Statistics

    The reported accident statistics for NAECI work are collected only from Categorised projects / sites and other registered work that are independently audited.  In 2023 this represented 23% of the workforce on all registered work and the data produced relates to this sample.  No assumptions of safety performance is made for the 77% of NAECI registered manpower for which there is no data.

    The UK engineering construction environment is undoubtedly challenging currently and has been for sometime. These results though, do not suggest that this has had any impact on the commitment to high standards which we know is shared amongst all the stakeholders, clients, contractors, trade unions and employees. The NJC extends its appreciation to all those who contributed to achieving these standards.

    *frequency rate = incidents X 100,000 / manhours

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

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