Work-related ill health costing British businesses £14.3 billion

February 12, 2015

Recent HSE figures show that more than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing UK society £14.3 billion.

Injury and ill-health statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive show that an estimated 23.3 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health in 2014/15.

In the same year, 142 workers were killed, and there were 611,000 injuries in the workplace.

Source: HSE

Of the estimated 1.2 million people who suffered from a work-related illness, 516,000 were new cases.

With work-related ill health costing businesses such a lot of money, isn’t it time that companies realised it makes economic as well as legal sense to ensure their employees are protected from harmful substances that can cause ill health through the installation of LEV systems?  While the cost of installing systems can seem high, they can help to increase employees attendance by reducing the time they take off for ill health – not to mention that a healthier workforce will also be a happier one.

If you would like more detail about how you can help to protect your employees from the ill health as well as meeting your legal requirements, please give us a call on 0117 9712163.