02 October 2012
The Health and Safety Inspectorate's Annual report for 2011 has now been published.
The report summarises the work carried out by the Inspectorate in 2011 and provides information, taken from claims made for Social Security benefit, on work related accidents and ill health.
The Director of Health and Safety, Colin Myers, said “'Health and Safety’ is a term which is often used to illustrate issues like red tape and bureaucracy, the imposition of measures far in excess of what seem to be needed and unnecessary constraints on individuals carrying out their work or leisure activities.
"This report aims to redress this view. It explains the work of the Inspectorate and provides statistical information on work related accidents and ill health, gathered through claims for Social Security benefits.
"It seeks to show that true ‘health and safety’ is an important issue for us all."
Health and Safety Inspectorate's Annual Report for 2011