Accident metrics ( year in arrears)

 Historical Rate data (per 1000 FTE), is provided below for Staff Accidents ( total accidents of 0+ lost time duration and 4 day + lost time duration) and Student accidents. Comparison with UK university data is also provided with due  acknowledgments to the UHSA UK.

 

Staff accident rates for 2015 & 2016

Staff accident rates for 2015 & 2016

  • 08 Feb 2017

UCC Staff total accident rates / 1000 FTE and incident #s reached a 20 year low in 2015. 2016 rates were slightly up  on 2015

  • 2016 staff accident rates were 8.2
  • 2015 staff accident rates were 7.7

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UCC student accident rates for 2015 and 2016

UCC student accident rates for 2015 and 2016

  • 08 Feb 2017

UCC student total accident rates per 1000 Student FTE and incidences of accidents - excluding sports and personal medical, reduced in 2016.

  • 2016 Student accident rates were 1.27
  • 2015 Student accident rates were 1.56.

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Overall numbers of accidents at UCC (year in arrears)

Overall numbers of accidents at UCC (year in arrears)

  • 08 Feb 2017

Overall staff  accidents (work related - all types mainly minor, excluding sport) showed a significant decrease in 2015. (to a record 20 year low). A slight increase occured in 2016.

UCC Non Staff Accidents (NSA) reflected an significant decrease in 2016.  The derease in student accidents was accompanied by decrease in contractor/visitor accidents.This resulted in an decrease in the overall NSA accidents in  2016. (Which follows a slight reduction in 2015)

Personal medical conditions, fainting and cuts or punctures from sharp objects resulted in a number of injury accidents in particular among students. Cycling on public roads and student misadventure and inclement weather accidents were a feature again this year.

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Staff and non staff accident rates reflect investment in premises.

Staff and non staff accident rates reflect investment in premises.

  • 08 Feb 2017

The year on year reductions in acident rates at UCC are reflected in the non standard measure depicted below. (staff and student accident rates per 10,000 square metres.)

These are captured against:

  • a 140% increase in occupied premises floor areas and associated estates  over  the last 20 years,
  • a 15% decrease in staffing and
  • significant reductions in university operating budgets due to the financial downturn in Ireland.

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