Chemical accidents down, but transport incidents up

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UK chemical logistics companies have reported that accident levels fell by more than 25 per cent in 2011, but transport incidents rose.

The Chemical Business Association’s latest Logistics Index recorded a lower lost time accident rate, and that no convictions were recorded against member companies during 2011.

The CBA Index for 2011 is based on aggregated data from 21 haulage, warehousing and tank farm companies employing 2,874 people.

Andy Beck, chairman of CBA’s responsible care committee, said: “The sharp fall in accident levels is a good performance which we need to build on during the coming year. However, the rise in the number of transport incidents is disappointing and is an area we need to improve. In other respects, it is pleasing to be able to report that no convictions were recorded against CBA’s logistics members in 2011.”

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