Construction Sector

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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