22 August 2014
Fewer people in Jersey claimed social security for work-related accident and illness last year according to the Health and Safety Inspectorate annual report for 2013.
The report summarises the work carried out by the Inspectorate in 2013.
Colin Myers of the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate said “It was pleasing to note that the number of claims for social security benefit as result of work-related accidents and illnesses fell in 2013. While this could be due to the economic downturn, in reality there are probably a multitude of factors involved.
"Whatever the true reasons, the reduction is to be welcomed as it means that there were fewer individuals who suffered pain and injury as a result of their work in 2013.
"That really is what health and safety at work is all about – putting arrangements in place to ensure that people are protected from risks created as a result of working activities.”
Download the Health and Safety Inspectorate annual report 2013 (size 1.22MB)