HSE INSPECTORS DOUBLED IN A BID TO CUT FATALITIES
The HSE’s new chief inspector for construction is planning to double the ranks of inspectors in a bid to reduce construction fatalities.
Heather Bryant, who took over from Philip White in April, is to marshal 300 extra general HSE inspection staff based in 39 regional offices, specifically to tackle the problem of falls from height. This will more than double the resources she has had at her disposal to inspect sites.
“I want to make more progress in three years, in terms of reducing accidents, than we might have made in a decade,” Bryant said. Asked for how long these extra resources would be deployed, she said: “For as long as it takes.”