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Teachers: Occupational Health

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers in (a) Greater London, (b) the London Borough of Havering and (c) Romford had work-related accidents in each year since 1997. (134546)

The following table shows the number of reported work-related injuries to teachers or teaching professionals in schools in the London Government office region and the London borough of Havering in each year from 1996-97 to 2005-06 which were classed as major or required an absence from work of over three days. This information is not available for Romford constituency.

A change to the occupations coding framework from 2002/03 means that figures from this year are not directly comparable with earlier years.

Injuries to teachers1 in educational establishments in the London Government office region (GOR) and the London borough of Havering 1996-97 to 2005-062 as reported to all enforcing authorities.

London GOR (including LB of Havering)

London borough of Havering

Major injuries

Over 3 day injuries

Total

Major injuries

Over 3 day injuries

Total

1996-97

49

92

141

0

3

3

1997-98

49

97

146

1

0

1

1998-99

47

108

155

5

7

12

1999-2000

38

116

154

1

7

8

2000-01

49

109

158

1

1

2

2001-02

36

85

121

0

1

1

2002-03

40

106

146

3

1

4

2003-04

57

123

180

1

5

6

2004-05

64

117

181

3

4

7

2005-062

64

114

178

3

6

9

1 A change to the occupations coding framework used to compile these figures from 2002/03 means that information from that year onward are not directly comparable with the earlier years. Information to 2001-02 includes teachers in primary and secondary education. Information from 2002-03 includes teaching professionals in primary and nursery, secondary, special educational needs and teaching professionals not elsewhere classified.

2 Provisional.

Source:

Health and Safety Executive.