SAFETY FOCUS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES INJURY RATES
Vertas Group Limited is choosing World FM Day - run by industry body The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) - to reveal a 76% reduction in injuries reportable to the Health and Safety Executive under RIDDOR*.
The group – which has 2,600 employees operating across eight companies at over 400 sites across the UK – prides itself on making Health, Safety and Wellbeing an absolute priority.
*RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangers Occurrences Regulations 2013
In 2017/18 Vertas Group Limited recorded the following incidents:
The three employees with reportable injuries all made full recoveries from their injuries (manual handling and two slip/trips).
In 2016/17 Vertas Group Limited recorded:
The reasons for the improvement in safety are fourfold:
Ian Surtees MBA, Chief Executive Officer at Vertas Group Limited, said:
“Integrity and consistency are two of our five brand values and we demonstrate these strongly in health and safety. We are immensely proud that this intense focus in recent years has borne fruit with significant progress in keeping our workplaces and employees safe.”
"We are immensely proud that this intense focus in recent years has borne fruit with significant progress in keeping our workforce." Ian Surtees, MBA, Chief Executive Officer