Road Casualty Data for 2018

147 people were killed in workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain 2018/2019. Including 30 people being struck by moving vehicles. Source: Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain in 2019 see also Kinds of accident statistics in Great Britain, 2019.

There were 1,784 road deaths in 2018. This is a similar level to that seen since 2012. Source: Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2018 annual report

  • There were 25,511 serious injuries in road traffic accidents reported to the police in 2018.

  • There was a total of 160,597 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents in 2018. This is 6% lower than in 2017 and is the lowest level on record.

  • Accounting for change in traffic, the rate of fatalities per billion vehicle miles has fallen by 1% from 5.43 in 2017 to 5.38 in 2018.

Safety in the workplace is taken seriously by many organisations who spend a lot of time, effort, expertise and financial investment to make sure the working environment they provide is safe. As a result the number of fatalities in workplaces, such as factory production lines, is relatively low. However, what about people driving as part of their work role? Their work place includes driving their company vehicle. More than over 25% of fatalities on our roads may involve at work drivers. This equates to around 446 fatalities and 40,149 casualties of all severities for at work drivers.

Your drivers are at a greater risk of being killed or seriously injured than your employees who work on the shop floor or in your offices.

NOW THINK. How much do you invest in training and supporting your drivers?