Here's what people told us about when they reported health and safety issues to CIRAS. Are these issues on your mind? How is the reporting culture in your workplace?

This data is from April 2020 to April 2021. We collect it by asking you questions when we speak to you about your concern. You can raise your concerns with us in different ways.

Top 5 report themes 2021-22: 1. Rules and procedures. 2. Health and wellbeing. 3. Equipment. 4. Infrastructure. 5. Person's environment.

Figures for whether the caller had reported the issue internally first 2021-22

Infrastructure includes roads, the railway and transport hubs such as stations. A focus on access points and walking routes reflects growth in the number of reports related to trespass.

Graph showing the types and percentage of concerns raised with CIRAS to do with infrastructure in 2021/22.

Many of the reports involving concerns about the working environment focused on hygiene issues. In 2021/22, a higher proportion of CIRAS reports involving the working environment mentioned assault than in the previous two years (24% 2021/22; 11% 2020/21; 17% 2019/20).

Graph showing the types and percentage of concerns raised with CIRAS to do with the working environment in 2021/22.

Why didn’t reporters use internal channels?

These are percentages of the number of reporters who had not reported internally before coming to CIRAS with their concern.

Pie chart showing why reporters to CIRAS didn't use internal channels. 47% internal culture, or no visibility of company channels. 33% concern is not for their employer. 20% fear of repercussions.

Third-party reporting

This shows how many concerns raised with CIRAS were for the reporter’s employer and how many were for a company that isn’t their employer (known as ‘third-party reporting’). You can raise concerns with us for any company – for example, the site owner or a contractor you work with – not just for your employer.

Pie chart showing how many concerns raised with CIRAS were for the reporter’s employer and how many were for a company that isn’t their employer in 2021/22.  74% were for their employer, 21% for another company. 5% unknown.