HSE Starts Crackdown on Poor Safety at Construction Sites

The Health and Safety Executive continue their month long focus to improve the standards of health and safety on construction sites. The aim of the initiative will be to reduce deaths, injuries and ill health.  During 2011 and 2012, the HSE recorded 49 workers died on sites and 2884 suffered from severe injuries.

From the 18th of February until the 15th of March inspectors will be making appearances on constructions sites without any prior warning. They will be looking out for general good order, assessing welfare facilities, making sure suitable PPE such as head protection is being used correctly and that high-risk activity is being managed and monitored appropriately.

The HSE hopes that this will remind those working in the industry that poor standards are unacceptable and that it could result in organisations and individuals being penalised if they are not diligent. Phillip White, the HSE Chief Inspector of Construction said, “We are determined to drive the message home that site safety and worker welfare cannot be compromised.”

This highlights the importance of making sure that your construction site is meeting the expected standard required. If you’re looking to update your health and safety training or simply just want to find out more information or what courses are available contact one of our team today on 0800 0149016.