Construction Safety Initiative
Health & Safety update 08/03/2012
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has embarked on a
month-long inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury
and ill health on construction sites.
They are visiting sites around the country between 20 February
and 16 March this year, as part of a drive to raise and maintain
standards in one of the UK's most dangerous industries. The focus
will be placed on sites where refurbishment and repair works are
taking place on existing structures. This sector seems to be the
most hazardous with the poorest management of risk. The emphasis is
on high-risk activities such as working at height, and will seek to
highlight the benefits of 'good housekeeping' in the form of
keeping sites clean and tidy and access routes clear.
2010/11 saw 50 construction workers lose their lives and 2,298
sustain major injuries.
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