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Health & Safety regulations are designed to protect workers and prevent accidents or injury.  The first provision made by the British government to monitor health and safety at work was The Factory Act 1833, which was responsible for the investigation of death, injuries and ill-health at work until the 1970’s.  The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 established the Health and Safety Commission to research, inform, advise and regulate – with laws being enforced by local authorities and the HSE.


In 2017/18, 144 people were fatally injured at work – a rate of 0.45 fatalities per 100,000 workers.  Self employed workers are more than twice as likely to suffer a fatal injury compared to an employee.  There was 71,000 non-fatal injuries reported by employers – with the most common accident being slips & trips (31%).

Over the past 30 years there has been a steady decrease in the rate of fatal industries – reflecting changes in HSE practices.

Overall, Scotland has the highest rate of fatalities compared to the rest of the UK, sitting at 1.1 per 100,000 workers.

Sector Differences

Different industries and sectors have different H&S records.  The most dangerous sectors to work in are Agriculture, Water & Waste and Construction.  Agriculture’s fatality rate is 9.2 per 100,000, whilst Construction is 1.3 per 100,000.

Musculoskeletal disorders account for a higher proportion of ill-health cases in construction than in all other industries and account for 62% of construction workers’ ill-health cases.  Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries in the joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves etc.

Our Commitment to Health and Safety Requirements

One of our major sectors for recruitment is the Construction Industry.  As such, we are dedicated to mitigating workplace safety risks and ensuring our staffing solutions are safe and compliant.

Our consultants are trained in specific requirements and will not place a candidate without completing certain checks.  These checks include:

  • Right to Work
  • CSCS / other cards
  • Certifications
  • Qualifications
  • Tickets
  • References

Our extensive database is continually updated with candidates’ most recent and relevant qualifications and/or tickets.  This ensures that all of our placed candidates are appropriate for the job and have the right qualifications.

We have ISO 9001 Quality Management and are dedicated to providing a top class service for both our candidates and clients.

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