For 2015/16 the DCLG changed the criteria for reporting. Total employees now only includes operational personnel. There were twenty one injury safety events for the year for a total of 259 operational personnel which equates to 8108, a slight increase on last year’s figures.
Health and safety performance statistics, produced by central government, highlight that nationally, of the forty five fire and rescue services, our Service holds eleventh position in the league table a truly great achievement for which our operational personnel should be commended.
There has been a reduction this year in the total number of persons injured. We remain top of the league table. A testament to operational personnel of the continued dedication to ensuring the safety of themselves and others.