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One Fifth of UK Constructions Sites Fail Basic Safety Requirements

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Almost 20 per cent of UK construction sites visited by the Health and Safety Executive have been subject to enforcement action after failing safety checks.

In a month long initiative, UK HSE inspectors visited  2,363 sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place and saw 2976 contractors.

In total, 631 enforcement notices were served across 433 sites for poor practices that could put workers at risk.

451 of the notices ordered that work stop immediately until the construction site was corrected.

Inspectors encountered numerous examples of poor practice, from lack of edge protection on stairwells and scaffolding to unsafe storage of flammable materials and inadequate personal protective equipment.

These types of unsafe conditions are acceptable on any construction site.

The UK HSE has put building contractors on notice that it will not hesitate to use its enforcement powers against reckless employers.

Unsafe "bridge" made to barrow debris.

 

 

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