HSE Construction Inspection Initiative – September 2013

As a follow-up to our previous post about their September Construction Inspection Initiative the HSE have reported that 1105 sites out of a total of 2607 construction sites visited failed basis safety standards. The most common problems identified included failing to protect workers during activities at height, exposure to harmful dust and inadequate welfare facilities.

More information including details on the number of written improvement and prohibition notices issued during the campaign can be viewed here: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/more-than-1100-construction-sites-fail-safety-checks/?ebul=gd-cons/oct13&cr=2