The self-reported workplace injuries, for which the number and rate are provided, are those sustained as a result of a non-road traffic accident in the last 12 months, as estimated by the Labor Force Survey (LFS). Over-3-day and over-7-day absence injuries include all those with more than three and more than seven consecutive (working and non-working) days away from work (not counting the day on which the accident happened). Estimates are based on the most recent workplace injury, if the individual has more than one. All workplace injuries and over-3-day absence injuries are available annually on a consistent basis from fiscal year 2000-2001 and over-7-day absence injuries annually from fiscal year 2003-2004. However, results in the tables are presented as three-year averages to provide a more robust series of estimates.
The estimated values in this dataset are restricted to injuries sustained in the current or most recent job as industry information is not available for previously held jobs. Section level industry results are provided for the full range of three and five-year average periods, more detailed information is presented for three and five-year average periods where the LFS has been coded using SIC2007 (from fiscal year 2008-2009).
With roots stretching back to 1833 the modern HSE is an independent regulator with over forty years’ experience helping Great Britain work well. The Labor Force Survey is a survey of households living at private addresses in the UK. Its purpose is to provide information on the UK labor market which can then be used to develop, manage, evaluate and report on labor market policies. The survey is managed by the Office for National Statistics in Great Britain and by the Central Survey Unit of the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETINI).
Since 1992, the LFS in Great Britain has run as a quarterly survey (1994-1995 fiscal year for Northern Ireland). The quarterly surveys have until spring 2006 operated on a seasonal quarter basis. However, mostly due to an EU requirement under regulation, in May 2006 the LFS moved to calendar quarters. The 2006-2007 fiscal year data is the first set of HSE data based on the LFS to be affected by this change. The LFS is intended to be representative of the whole population of the UK, and the sample design currently consists of around 37,000 responding households in every quarter. The quarterly survey has a panel design whereby households stay in the sample for five consecutive quarters (or waves), with a fifth of the sample replaced each quarter. Thus there is an 80% overlap in the samples for each successive survey.