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Emergency Services

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many near misses were recorded by fire and rescue services in each of the last 10 years. (256987)

Available information, on the number of health and safety near misses, is set out in the following table.

Number of health and safety near misses 1998-2008

RIDDOR1 Dangerous occurrences

Potential injury to persons

Potential damage to vehicles

Potential damage to operational equipment

Potential damage to buildings

Total

1998-992

80

919

229

190

48

1,466

1999-2000

67

1,450

234

311

75

2,137

2000-01

121

1,547

330

270

112

2,380

2001-023

117

1,924

319

415

71

2,846

2002-03

150

2,004

480

432

137

3,203

2003-04

72

2,629

519

596

141

3,957

2004-05

91

2,420

588

518

120

3,737

2005-06

60

2,502

603

547

188

3,900

2006-07

44

2,397

662

517

170

3,790

2007-08

52

2,426

590

568

140

3,776

1 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

2 Three fire and rescue services were unable to provide data.

3 Three fire and rescue services were unable to provide data.

Source:

Annual returns to Communities and Local Government