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Specialist Contractors - Call to Complete the Annual Accident Survey

15 April 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Following what the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) described as last year’s ‘successful revisions’ to the online survey, member companies are being encouraged once again to enter the information quickly and easily with their Accident Book to hand.

Even if companies have not had any accidents over the last 12 months, the NSCC would still like to hear from them and they should be able to complete the survey in less than two minutes by responding to four key questions.

Collecting information from as many NSCC specialist contractors as possible is seen as vital as it is used to demonstrate to clients and others, the safety record of the Council’s specialist contractors. It can also help to identify accident trends in order to produce guidance that can reduce the risk of similar incidents in future.

Last year’s survey showed that:

  • NSCC specialist contractors recorded one fatality at a rate of 0.7 per 100,000 workers, compared with 42 fatalities across the industry at a rate of 2 per 100,000.
  • The NSCC over seven-day injury rate was 225.3 per 100,000 workers which was lower than the industry at 260.1 per 100,000
  • The NSCC specified/major injury rate was the second lowest in the 11-year history of the survey at 155.7 per 100,000 workers.

“The results of the NSCC Accident Survey show that using an NSCC specialist contractor is the safer option,” argued Suzannah Nichol, CEO, NSCC. “By completing the survey again this year, NSCC specialist contractors can help us to demonstrate this to the industry’s clients and maintain the highest safety standards within the industry.”

Picture:  Completing the Accident Survey is seen as vital as it is used to demonstrate to clients and others, the safety record of the Council’s specialist contractors. (Image courtesy In-Press.)

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 15 April 2015


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