Construction

Sector

Health and Safety Consultants in the Construction Industry

At Safety Forward we provide a range of services for businesses looking for health and safety consultants in the construction industry. We can tailor our consultancy and training courses to your exact requirements.

The construction sector is a major employer accounting for around 6% of the UK workforce. Each year in the construction sector around 3% of workers suffer from an illness they believe to be work related and 3% of workers sustain a work related injury.

30 fatalities

to workers in the constructions sector in 2021/2022 according to the HSE.

65,000

self reported non fatal workplace injuries were reported, consisting of:

  • Slips, Trips and Falls (23%)
  • Lifting and Handling (22%)
  • Falls from Height (19%)
  • Struck by Object (11%)

1.7 million

work days lost, 1.2 million work related ill health and 0.5 million through workplace injuries.

At Safety Forward we work with construction companies throughout the UK on a retained and ad-hoc basis. 

We maintain close and regular contact with organisations and bodies like the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), British Standards, other health and safety organisations like the British Safety Council, ROSPA, IOSH, NEBOSH, CSkills.

We carry out site inspections on behalf of clients and ensure our health and safety training courses are current and valid, meeting industry needs and, where appropriate, are accredited to the appropriate examining bodies.

We can also support you to deliver your design and pre-construction CDM activities, construction and handover under the regulations. All of our Principal Designers and CDM advisors are suitably qualified and have extensive experience of construction disciplines. You can discover more about our CDM Support here.

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Health & Safety Key Facts

Workers suffered from work related ill health in 2020/21
0.7 Million
Workers suffering from a new case of work-related ill health in 2020/21
849990
Workers sustained a non-fatal injury in 2020/21
0 Million
workers killed at work in 2020/21
132
Deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposure at work
12990
Workers suffering from work related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2020/21
821990
Workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or long-standing) in 2020/21
469990
Estimated new cases of breathing or lung problems caused or made worse by work on average over the last three years
16990