HSE to carry out safety blitz on building sites

The
Health and Safety Executive is carrying out a five-day London-wide construction
safety blitz – the first of a rolling 12-month national programme.

HSE
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.

Out
of the 291 work-related deaths last year, 106 were on construction sites.

The
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.

www.hse.gov.uk

By Ross Wigham

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