Development-led Archaeology Health and Safety Injury Survey 2019-20
The results of the FAME 2019-20 Health and Safety Injury Survey are now available. The document can be downloaded here: FAME Health and Safety Injury Survey 2019-20
3 Key Findings:
- Significant drops in RIDDOR Injury frequency rates & Incident rates:
- Specified injuries:
- 0.21 & 42 in 2019-20
- 2.01 & 342 in 2018-19
- Injuries resulting in over 7 days absence:
- 0.43 & 84 in 2019-20
- 1.51 & 256 in 2018-19
- Archaeology had comparable RIDDOR injury rates to the arts and entertainment industries in 2019-20, lower than construction and construction-related industries. Caution: it will take averaging multiple years to get accurate numbers for the sector, this is only year two of a four- to five-year process.
- Ergonomic/Manual Handling made up a third of non-RIDDOR reported injuries as it did for 2018-19 and is of concern for the sector.