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Accident metrics ( year in arrears)
Historical Accident Rates - Staff and Students
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.
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
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.
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.Read more
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.