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Stop. Make a Change. September 2019 Introduction briefing

Stop. Make a Change. September 2019 Introduction briefing

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Stop. Make a Change. September 2019 Introduction briefing

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  1. Stop. Make a Change. September 2019 Introduction briefing

  2. What is Stop.Make a Change? • A UK-wide health, safety and wellbeing stand-down • Last year more than 100 UK infrastructure clients, contractors and supply chain companies took part • Targets key sector issues, looking to work collaboratively to improve performance across the whole industry • Each organisation has made commitments to drive this improved performance

  3. TheStop.Make a Change priorities • This year Stop. Make a Change is working with the Infrastructure Client Group to target 7 key health, safety and wellbeing risks • Mental health • People & Plant • HGVs • Service Strikes • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) • Lifting operations • Public Safety

  4. Why Mental Health? • 1 in 6 working in construction are experiencing depression, anxiety or stress • Up to 350,000 across the industry at any one time • Estimated that suicide kills 10x as many people in the sector than fatal accidents • Construction felt to have higher risk than other industries

  5. Why People & Plant? • 50 fatalities in five years where plant was involved • 773 major injuries • 840 three-day • 67 per cent of sites have plant movements as key risk • Higher use of plant in infrastructure than wider construction sector

  6. Why HGVs? • 263 deaths associated with the use of HGVs in 2017 • Includes: • 21 drivers • 67 pedestrians • 14 cyclists • Significant issues of visibility of other road users, and driver fatigue

  7. Why Service Strikes? • Estimated 4 million excavations across the UK each year • c60,000 service strikes as a result of the above • Risk of electrocution • Risk of explosion • Risk of flood

  8. Why Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome? • Exposure to vibration at work through the use of hand-held power tools can cause Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome • Seriously disabling for those affects, with more than 2 million workers potentially at risk • HAVS is preventable with action from industry • 270 new cases in UK in 2017, down from 1070 in 2008

  9. Why Lifting Operations? • Lifting operations can often put people at great risk of injury, as well as incurring great costs when they go wrong. • Issues include: • Stability of equipment • Visibility • Woking under suspended loads • Lifting people • Proximity hazards

  10. Why Public Safety? • Significant potential impact on the public both during construction, and also through use of finished asset. • Six construction-linked fatal injuries to members of the public in 2017/18 • Major focus on ensuring stronger regulation of public safety including competence of workers

  11. What can we do better? • We are looking for ideas about how we can improve performance of the industry in relation to the seven key areas. • Your ideas will support development of industry action plans for each risk, to be published in 2020.