Benchmark Tool

Check-out your safety performance


Benchmarking is recognised as a process of comparing against a standard/best practice. Health and Safety benchmarking is a planned process by which an organisation compares its health and safety performance with others to learn how to reduce accidents and ill-health.

Benchmarking is not just about comparing data or copying your competitors. Benchmarking is more about continuously learning from others, learning more about your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses in the process, and then acting on the lessons learned. This is what leads to real improvement. Benchmarking is a means to an end, not an end in itself.

To this end, the FMA have annually canvassed its membership since 2008 to provide data on their Health and Safety performance. The annual request includes data for UK FM operations only and now provides a solid and consistent range of data over a four year period. The latest return of information (2011) provided data based on in excess of 230 million man hours of work.

All specific company data has been collated in confidence and the results detail the cumulative information relating to:

  • RIDDOR Frequency rate (per 100,000 hours worked) including a specific look at the highest and lowest of the returns
  • RIDDOR Incidence rate (per 1,000 employees)
  • All injuries Incidence rate (per 1,000 employees)

The the latest FMA Health & Safety Benchmark can be downloaded via the link below:


  1. FMA HealthSafety Benchmark 2011 (276.4 KiB)

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