2 February 2012
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors will be carrying out an
intensive inspection initiative during February and March 2012. These inspections will focus on the
refurbishment/building site risks that make construction one of Britain’s most dangerous industries – working
at height safely, good order on site, and the risks associated with the removal of asbestos.
- Falls from height remains one of the most common causes of fatalities and
major injuries in the construction industry, with more than five incidents every day.
- 54% of the workers who have died in construction over the last few years
were doing refurbishment, repair and maintenance jobs.
HSE said 'we will not hesitate to take action if we find poor practice that
is putting the lives of workers and the public at risk', adding 'many incidents are completely avoidable
by taking simple commonsense precautions'.
Find out what you can do to improve health and safety on your site before 'an
inspector calls' by visiting