HSENI release 2017/18 annual report
15 November 2018
Author: Ben Johnston
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) recently published its 2017/18 Annual Report.
Workplace fatalities have seen a marked decrease of 31% to 11 from 16 the previous year. Unfortunately, the number of recorded major injuries was up by 27% to 453 from 357 the previous year.
As with the 2016/17 report, farming remains Northern Ireland’s most dangerous industry, with 7 out of the 11 recorded fatalities occurring on a farm. HSENI’s Acting Chief Executive, Bryan Monson, noted the ongoing efforts of HSENI, in association with the Farm Safety Partnership, to provide information, advice and support to NI farmers and to encourage them to make farm safety a priority.
One recent, successful effort to raise awareness in the next generation of farmers saw the launch of the “Avoid Harm on the Farm” child safety 2019 calendar. Twelve farm safety posters were chosen from over 3,500 entries, submitted from 98 schools across Northern Ireland. The 2019 child safety on farms calendar is available to view on the HSENI website by clicking here.