Definition

Workforce safety is measured by the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) measure, which measures the number of personal injuries which have resulted in lost time. The measure includes all employees and contractors working on Network Rail’s infrastructure. LTIFR is normalised per one hundred thousand hours worked.

For all workforce safety measures, lower figures indicate better performance.

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate

 2014/152015/162016/172017/182018/19
Employee on-duty fatalities 10002
Major injuries / Specified injuries100728987
68
Lost time injuries (RIDDOR Reportable 7+ days)188211178186
153
Lost Time Injuries (All combined)673693693583
494
Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate0.5370.4970.4390.3640.310

Commentary

Since the start of CP5 the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) has improved from 0.564 to 0.310; a reduction of 45%. Sadly, we had two track worker fatalities in the year, the first workforce fatality since 2014/15. A track worker safety task force has been launched to improve the safety of track workers. The task force will be a partnership with all the key players in the industry – who are able to help bring about improvements – including the ORR, trades unions and contractors.