Nearly half of construction sites fail HSE spot-checks.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging managers of construction sites ensure their sites are safe and have the basic health and safety measures in place. The call to action comes after a month long inspection by the Executive found that 40% of sites are failing to prevent workers’ risk.
Nearly half of the repair and refurbishment sites inspected had unacceptable conditions and were demonstrating dangerous practices. HSE inspectors found conditions at 1 in 5 sites so unacceptable that formal enforcement action was required. Many of the issues uncovered by inspectors could have been easily prevented with straightforward management and planning.
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