The NASC has published its highly-regarded 2017 Safety Report documenting and analysing accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in 2016 – representing over 17,000 UK scaffolding operatives, which constitutes a significant percentage of the total British scaffolding workforce.
For the fourth year running, the NASC is able to report a fatality-free year, with the incidence rate almost half what it was five years ago – despite a 14% rise in the number of NASC member operatives over the period.
The report reveals the lowest incidence and frequency rates recorded by NASC full contracting member companies and also showed a 16% decrease in the frequency of manual handling injuries. Additionally, no members of the public were injured around NASC member scaffolds.
NASC full contracting members are required to submit a completed annual accident return as a requirement of membership, and the NASC Safety Report is based on data generated by this exercise. The 24-page report features:
NASC 2017 Safety Report Launch
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