25% Of Construction Sites Fail Safety Inspections

25% Of Construction Sites Fail Safety Inspections

Nearly 1 in 4 of 2014 construction sites visited across Great Britain by the Health and Safety Executive in March as part of an intensive inspection campaign failed safety checks. The visits focused on refurbishment and roofing to ensure any work at height was being done safely and that sites were in good order. In total, 691 enforcement notices were issued at 470 sites, with HSE inspectors giving orders for work to be stopped immediately in 359 instances, mainly relating to unsafe work being carried out at height.”˜Simple mistakes shatter lives’ ”“ information on how to prevent slips, trips and falls from height in the construction industry ”“ is available athttp://tinyurl.com/32fll3v .Further information on falls and trips in the industry is available athttp://tinyurl.com/346wuzb(HSE Infoline; tel: 0845 345 0055)