Figures released to the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) by police forces show cases grew from 4,544 in 2010/2011 to 6,129 in 2014/15.
The information, requested by BBC Radio 5 live, shows the number of police employees on long-term sick leave (defined as 28 or 29 days or more) rose by 13% in the same period.
Since March 2010, the number of police officers employed has fallen almost 17,000; support staff have reduced by 15,877 and community support officers by 4,587.
The BBC contacted 46 police forces across the UK and 40 provided information. The figures do not include Scotland, as Police Scotland did not provide the information requested.
"We are seeing more officers needing to take time off for mental health reasons," Che Donald of the Police Federation of England and Wales told the BBC. "They are often working in highly stressful fast-moving environments along with being exposed to horrific situations which takes its toll."
In 2014, the government allocated £10m to help emergency staff through mental health, physical recuperation and bereavement support.
Public funding will account for 60% of the HSE’s £235 million budget in 2016/17. The remaining £94 million comes from income from the executive’s activities, including the fee for intervention charging scheme, up from £86 million in 2015/16.
Temple, who was until recently chair of the EEF manufacturers’ body, will take over the role vacated by Judith Hackitt. Hackitt has moved into his former post at EEF.Temple previously held posts as EEF director general (before becoming chair in 2008), vice president of stainless steel maker Avesta-Sheffield AB and sales and marketing director of British Steel Stainless. He is chair of the Design Council, a non-executive director of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and chair of the Advisory Board of Warwick Business School.
A worker sustained multiple fractures to his right foot, a fracture of his left ankle and significant tissue damage to both feet while replacing a window on 8 September 2014, Leeds Magsitrates’ Court heard.Stuart Tombs was the site manager via his own company SJT Site Management, contracted by Longcross Construction, the principal contractor for the window replacement work.Fewell Engineering Limited was subcontracted by Longcross Construction Limited, and it was a Fewell employee who was injured while pushing a trolley with a new window on it.
M J Allen Holdings, a metalwork casting and machinery company, failed to provide suitable work at height equipment and did not offer to train its employees, an HSE investigation found.Canterbury Crown Court heard that on 19 September 2014, the employee was working on the roof of the company workshop when he slipped and almost fell through the roof.
As we reported earlier this week, Selig UK employee Thomas Jones’ arm was fractured in several places and he sustained muscle and nerve damage while trying to fix the company’s bespoke, 28 m laminating machine on 15 October 2013.
The 36-year-old David Ashley Construction employee, originally from Romania, was working in a building under construction at De Montfort University. He was dismantling falsework when the accident happened on 15 June 2015. The Health and Safety Executive launched an investigation and found there was an unsafe system of work and inadequate supervision.
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