Health and Safety Executive is carrying out a five-day London-wide construction
safety blitz – the first of a rolling 12-month national programme.
inspectors will hold monthly construction site blitzes in different parts of
the country in a bid to cut down on the unacceptable toll of deaths, injuries
and ill health on badly run sites.
of the 291 work-related deaths last year, 106 were on construction sites.
HSE said a team of 31 inspectors from its construction division will be
involved in the London programme. They will visit sites across the capital,
adopting a rigorous, enforcement-led approach and will stop work on sites where
poor standards are identified.