JIB Accident Survey

JIB Accident Survey

JIB members are asked on an annual basis to provide their RIDDOR reportable accident statistics, for the previous year.  These statistics are compiled into the JIB’s annual Survey of Accidents at Work, which informs the industry and helps identify where more work needs to be done to prevent future accidents. So it is very important that as many JIB member companies as possible take part, in order to provide a realistic picture.

Improvement in accident levels in our industry

Latest industry figures have shown a dramatic drop in reportable accidents over the last 15 years, strengthening the electrical contracting sector’s reputation for safety in the workplace.

The 2015 Survey of Accidents at Work Report found that the accident incidence rate (AIR) for RIDDOR-reportable accidents is now only 16% of what it was in 2001, and has halved since 2010.

JIB and ECA members submitted data for the survey, which analyses deaths, injuries and over seven-day accidents. Slips, trips and falls and manual handling continue to be the most prevalent types of serious injury, with no fatalities reported.

This chart shows the fall in the Accident Incidence Rate between 2001 and 2015.


Previous reports

If you would like to see the JIB Survey of Accidents from the past four years, they can be downloaded here:

Download JIB Survey of Accidents at Work Report 2015

Download JIB Survey of Accidents at Work Report 2014

Download JIB Survey of Accidents at Work Report 2013

Download JIB Survey of Accidents at Work Report 2012

Other useful Health & Safety Resources:

Slip, Trips and Falls Leaflet

We have created a leaflet which provides practical advice and how to avoid Slips, Trips and Falls and this can be accessed here.

Unite the Union provide a whole host of useful health & safety resources. Follow the link for more information:

Links to Employee H & S Bulletins are available here:

Issue 1 - Asbestos

Issue 2 - Personal Protective Equipment and silica dust

Issue 3 - Man Made Mineral Fibres (MMFs)

Issue 4 - Prostate Cancer awareness

Issue 5 - Occupational Health Surveillance

Issue 6 - Face Fit Testing

Issue 7 - Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Issue 8 - Safe Manual Handling Practices