Protect your teams and reduce your liability with our automated, AI powered, edge and cloud-based solution that enables remote PPE monitoring and compliance.
PPE is there to protect our workers, the impact to the person involved if not wearing it, or wearing incorrect PPE, is potentially fatal and there is definitely a high risk of injury. In addition to the safety risk, it also creates a liability issue for the employer.
Understand Health and Safety breaches and detect potential risks with Clearway’s real-time PPE monitoring, detection and compliance software, connected to our cloud-based analytics platform. The system can provide statistics, automated email notifications and near miss reporting accompanied by snapshots of the non-compliant wearing of hard hats, hi-visibility trousers or hi-visibility vest or jackets.
This solution can easily be tailored to remotely scan for the minimum PPE requirements of a specific site, whether that is full PPE or just hard hat and jackets only. Detection zones can also be implemented to mitigate false positive alerts for areas where PPE is not required.
According to the HSE, there were 39 fatal injuries to workers in 2020/21. This is in comparison with the annual average number of 36 fatalities for 2016/17-2020/21p.
There were 61,000 non-fatal injuries to workers each year averaged over the three-year period 2018/19-2020/21.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the rate of self-reported non-fatal injury to workers showed a downward trend. The rate for the latest period, which includes years affected by the coronavirus pandemic, is not statistically significantly different from the previous period.
On the highways network, National Highways recorded 188 incursions into traffic management through its internal reporting system – now known as HART – in the month of February 2022 alone, according to Safer Highways.
National Highways statistics show that the majority of incursions have occurred on major projects, many of which are involved in heavily urban areas such around cities (Birmingham, Manchester and London), both of which are long established hot spots due to the convergence of a number of SRN roads.
Provisional figures for 2020/21p show a total of 1,260 notices issued by HSE inspectors in Construction.
There were 76 prosecution cases led by HSE or, in Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal5 where a verdict was reached in 2020/21, resulting in:
In 2019/20 there were 144 cases resulting in 138 convictions (96%).
This led to £7.8 million in total fines and average fines of around £57,000
Understanding the benefits of PPE as well as liability insurance for your business can be tremendously impactful in reducing the risk of injury and claims in the construction sector.
Wearing the correct PPE not only reduces workplace injury which in turn means a reduction in absence, it helps companies avoid prosecutions, fines, and legal fees.
Source: RIDDOR, 2020/21
*Note: ‘p’ indicates provisional figures due to be finalised in 2022