Every year, thousands of people around the world are forced to take time off work due to health and safety-related issues.

For most, this is defined by the number of days. However, in some cases people suffer major injuries and even death. The vast majority of these incidents could have been avoided if standards of health and safety in the workplace had been better.

The International Labour Organisation produces various guidance and reports on how gobal health and safety is being managed.

The poster opposite is produced by the UK Health and Safety Executive and details the key statistic on the UK’s health and safety performance.