Day 132 - 07 Jun 95 - Page 02
1 Wednesday, 7th June 1995.
3 MR. RAMPTON: Before the cross-examination continues, we have
4 managed to lay hands on a copy of the Health and Safety
5 Commissions Annual Report for 1993/94. I read it last
6 night. I do not know whether it is one of the documents
7 that Mr. Purslow was referring to. I have the only copy
8 that HMSO had. It is apparently not a best seller. We
9 cannot yet lay hands on the Recipe for Safety document that
10 Mr. Purslow mentioned, but Barlows' library are chasing
11 that today.
13 I have made copies of what I can see to be the relevant
14 pages from this coloured report. I confess I do not find
15 them terribly illuminating. I do not say any more about
16 them at this stage. I have the coloured copy here. It may
17 be in due course the witness will need the coloured copy if
18 he is asked about it because some of the charts in colour
19 do not show up on these black and white.
21 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Let me just have a look at it. I was going
22 to suggest that I start by asking Mr. Purslow about the
23 matter I asked him to look into overnight. There were a
24 couple of other matters which occurred to me on looking
25 again at the HSE report. So unless Ms. Steel or Mr. Morris
26 have any objection, I will also ask if he, Mr. Purslow, can
27 point out in the report what he had in mind if it is
28 there. Could you let Mr. Purslow have the actual
29 original? (Handed).
31 MR. MORRIS: It is quite important so may be we might need some
32 time to look at it before .....
34 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Let us wait and see.
36 MR. CHRISTOPHER PURSLOW, recalled.
37 Examined by the Court
39 MR. JUSTICE BELL (To the witness): Is that actually the report,
40 Mr. Purslow, which you had in mind when you gave the
41 incidence of RIDDOR accidents per 1,000 employees?
42 A. Yes, my Lord. If I may say as well, the document
43 Recipe for Safety will merely confirm these figures.
45 Q. Right, so that is the Health & Safety Commission Annual
46 Report 1993 to 1994?
47 A. Yes.
49 Q. Can you find in it the references which you had in mind?
50 A. Yes. It is fairly detailed, my Lord. It will take a
51 second just to find the reference.
53 Q. Sit down for a moment and find what you think you need.
54 A. Yes, I have the figures here, my Lord.
56 Q. Can you give us the page?
57 A. Under page 106, table 1, which is injuries by industry
58 and severity of injury, 93/94, provisional, and this is as
59 reported to all enforcement authorities, and if you look at
60 the list on the left-hand side it says food, drink and