Construction Enquirer has just reported the latest provisional figures from the Health and Safety Executive today on construction fatalities. Figures are at an all-time low since records were first compiled but this still means that, between April 2016 and March 2017, there were 30 construction workers killed while at work.
At Reference Point, we view this statistic as a sign that the changes of attitude and behaviours in H&S that we see are helping to reduce serious accidents more broadly across construction but there is still plenty more to do.
Over the last decade, Reference Point has been working with leading organisations, across construction and infrastructure, to deliver high quality, robust mobile workforce management systems that provide unrivalled visibility across the entire supply chain, encourage better risk management behaviours, improve health and safety for all and reduce the number of injuries and deaths. All clients who report figures to us have seen drops in their accident frequency rates year on year, following implementation.
“There is obviously still more work to be done, but our clients have seen a marked decrease in workplace incidents since the introduction and uptake of our technology”, says Tanya Morris, Director at Reference Point. Working with our clients and the leading industry bodies we are committed to improving the tech solutions available, supporting our clients in their move from a culture of general awareness of the importance of safety to a genuine safety culture.
Everyone should be able to work in a safe environment and at Reference Point we measure our success on that of our clients, striving to make the use of technology simple and effective.